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Attractions & Activities in Scotland

The regions of Scotland have through the centuries maintained their differences, the Highlanders, largely Gaelic speaking were mobile cattle farmers, while the Lowlanders, English speaking, were firmly planted arable farmers. The Lowlands is the most densely populated region, an area of impressive castles, palaces, medieval burghs and by the two impressive cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Highlands are characterised by the mountainous scenery, beautiful coastlines and a myriad of interesting islands. Attractions and Activities in Scotland Killiecrankie and Action Glen are listed below.
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Experience the natural thrills of Killiecrankie Daredevils, nature lovers and historians all have a place at Killiecrankie. A stunning example of Scotland's awe-inspiring scenery, the River Garry is set in a breathtaking deep wooded gorge. the gorge provides the home for the UK's first purpose-built bungee platform, dubbed the Highland Fling Bungee – it's an adrenaline rush for the brave! It's a gem for local history too; head to the Visitor Centre and experience hands-on natural hi...
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Located in the heart of Perthshire, Action Glen is Scotland's premier adventure centre. From Aloft! tree top adventures to Scotland's largest fleet of Segways, there is something for families and adventurers alike. With their very own quarry, Action Glen is able to offer an abundance of off road activities from 4x4 driving to quad bikes and everything else in between. For those who prefer a little less motor power, there's a golf course, driving range, par 3 course, crazy golf and disc g...
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Ben Nevis Distillery was established in 1825 and it opened a visitor centre in 1991. The visitor centre also has a café, shop and of course, it provides guided tours.
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Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Free audio guides in 6 languages.
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Home to both the Scottish Grand National Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Ayr racecourse is Scotland's only grade 1 racetrack. There's a busy schedule of fixtures throughout the year, with many events featuring live entertainment.
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Experience the Beauty of Scotland at the Balmacara Estate Balmacara Estate offers a diverse mix of beautiful landscapes, coastline and stunning views across to the mountains of Skye. Enjoy a stroll through the mature woodland with its 20th century underplanting, gardens and terraces combined with the natural features of the rugged coastline. Paths wind gently amongst rhododendrons and later ferns, fuchsias, bamboos and hydrangeas. There are also interesting introductions from Australia...
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Scotland's Moray Firth teems with life and it's all on show at this fascinating aquarium! Discover hundreds of local sea creatures in exciting displays, including the unique kelp reef exhibit. Watch divers feed the fish and get hands on with seashore animals at the touch pools. Enjoy daily feeding shows, kids' quizzes, a gift shop and all day tickets.
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South Chesthill Estate enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the major Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river. Chesthill House can be booked to include salmon fishing and trout fishing and Gardener's Cottage can include trout fishing (both properties are listed on Britain's Finest).
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Former seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum is a Visit Scotland 5 Star visitor attraction, with plenty to offer all ages. There are colourful gardens, an atmospheric castle ruin, family activities and an award-winning museum telling the story of Clan Donald and the Highlands & Islands. Located a few minutes from the Armadale ferry, in beautiful south Skye.
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221.9 miles from centre of Scotland
Sink Your Fangs Into Whitby Abbey, the Inspiration for Dracula When the Russian schooner The Demeter ran aground in Whitby harbour in 1885, everyone on board was mysteriously dead. The lone survivor, a demonic black dog, bounded from the vessel and up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. The dog was a classic form known to be taken by vampires… And so Bram Stoker got the bright idea for Dracula, with which the abbey will now forever be connected. It's no surprise, since the ruins of the abbe...
206.0 miles from centre of Scotland
Explore the Stunning Beauty of The Yorkshire Dales National Park The Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It's a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. This special place is a favourite destination for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders alike and for those who want to explore the lovely villages, find out more about the Dales' booming industrial p...
198.6 miles from centre of Scotland
Explore The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park, tucked into the north west corner of England, hardly needs any introduction, such is its fame across the UK as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Whether you create an itinerary of activities for your holiday including everything from canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and white water rafting or simply tie up your walking boots and set off on a random adventure, this place is hard to beat for sheer b...
225.0 miles from centre of Scotland
Escape to the Tranquility of Rievaulx Abbey Deep in the beautiful wilderness of the North Yorkshire Moors lies the serenity of the Rievaulx Abbey. Founded in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. The extensive ruins of the Abbey have been preserved to provide a fascinating insight into the Abbey's history. The collection includes medieval floor tiles, stone sculpture, late medieval cutlery and other finds from the abbey. With a new interactive vis...
115.5 miles from centre of Scotland
Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. The Georgian kitchen has recently been restored to working order and the magnificent Picture Gallery, the largest in a Scottish country house, contains over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland. There are two exciting n...
170.0 miles from centre of Scotland
Disabled access
Take the lead and follow your instinct to discover "one of the top eight distilleries to visit before you die".
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225.7 miles from centre of Scotland
Explore an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a beautiful landscape. The Cistercian Abbey, Georgian Water Garden, Medieval Deer Park, Elizabethan Hall and Victorian Church all offer the visitor an apparelled opportunity to apprec...
183.7 miles from centre of Scotland
This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.
226.8 miles from centre of Scotland
Explore The North York Moors National Park The great variety of landscapes in the North York Moors is what truly makes it unique and gives it a character which so many people can enjoy. You can experience the vast open space of moorland, listen to the call of the upland birds, walk for miles and miles or sit and watch the world go by. All around are the signs of past generations, historic abbeys, embattled castles, churches, crosses, ancient routes.
181.4 miles from centre of Scotland
Diggerland Durham is one of the four Diggerland theme parks that operate in the UK. With thrill-a-minute rides and the opportunity to drive and operate real-life construction vehicles, Diggerland provides a unique day out for the whole family.
181.3 miles from centre of Scotland
Offering cruises on the Lake District's stunning Ullswater, Ullswater Steamers operates year round, with one of the largest heritage fleets in the world. Taking in some of the area's finest views and destinations, these cruises are a must-do for anyone visiting the Lakes.
80.4 miles from centre of Scotland
Explore The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park takes spans 720 square miles and offers simply spectacular scenery in which you can do a variety of activities, from golfing and hiking to following the legend of Rob Roy. The area is to the north of Glasgow and is often known as the miniature Highlands -despite its huge size! The park, with its sparkling waters and heather-carpeted hills, sweeps from the rolling lowland landscapes of the s...
80.4 miles from centre of Scotland
Discover an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the depths of the world's oceans in 7 themed zones. Journey through the Tropical Ocean Tunnel, where you can come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and get up close to over 1,500 creatures.
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