Scotland has many attractions to appeal to all tastes: from castles and stately homes to galleries and museums; from parks and gardens to exhibitions and theme parks. Whether it’s for mum and dad or just for kids; whether you prefer to watch wildlife and nature at work, or marvel at Scotland’s dramatic history and fine culture; whether you want to be outdoors or indoors … Scotland has something everyone.
Permanent collections include fine and decorative arts of local and national importance, plus works by William McTaggart, S J Peploe and the Glasgow Boys.
Year-round, St Andrews:
Lying to the north of St Andrews, this ruined castle was once the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews &ndash the focal point of the Church in Medieval Scotland.
Year-round, Kingdom of Fife:
A hidden gem which has won international recognition, this 18-acre garden has about 8000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees - some are native to Scotland but most grow wild in other regions of the world.
Cambo’s Victorian Walled Garden and Woodland Garden are a joy to visit.
The Royal Burgh of Culross is a unique survival, a town that time has passed by.
The Castle is comprised of an imposing suite of buildings ranging from the 12th to the 17th century.
The Abbey’s foundation dates back to 1072 and the time of King David I of Scotland who built the abbey in honour of his mother.
Dating back to 1906, the mansionhouse was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer as a showcase for a collection of Flemish tapestries, Chinese porcelain and bronzes, French and English furniture, plus paintings by Raeburn, Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists, all acquired by a Dundee ’jute baron’.
Year-round, Fife: A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Methil area and a programme of temporary exhibitions, tea room and shop.
By appointment, Fife:
A small local history museum with displays about the interesting town of Newburgh and local historian and benefactor, Alexander Laing.