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Scottish attractions

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. 

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Smailholm Tower (HS)

April - September, Scottish Borders:

Dating back to the fifteenth century, Smalholm Tower is associated with two notable Border families &ndash first the Pringles (Hoppringles) up to 1645 thereafter the Scotts of Harden, ancestors of Sir Walter Scott.

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April - September, Scottish Borders:

An awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle was one of the major strongholds in the Borders from the 14th century to the Union of the Crowns in 1603.

Greenhill Covenanters' House

May - September, Lanarkshire:

A seventeenth century house which was rebuilt and furnished in 1975.

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April - September, Lanarkshire:

The Leadhills Miners Library was formed in 1741 and is the oldest subscription library in Great Britain.

Cawdor Castle

May - beginning October, Highlands:

Still home to the Cawdor family to this day, Cawdor Castle dates from the 14th century and is romantically linked with Macbeth by Shakespeare.

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2nd April - 7th October 2015, West Dumfries & Galloway:

A growing mix of exhibits portray the natural and social history of Galloway.

Clan Cameron Museum

5th April  - 7th October 2015, Highlands:

The museum has displays relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the ’45 Rising, a portrayal of the history of the clan and artefacts relating to the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.

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10th October 2015, Stirling:

Featuring aerial performances, acrobatics, acro-balance and gymnastics, come and celebrate a seriously messed up holiday with our troop of carnage.

Duart Castle

April - October, Mull

Perched on top of a rocky outcrop at the end of a peninsula near the easternmost corner of Mull, and dating back to the 13th century, Duart Castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean.

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Easter - mid October, Scottish Borders:

With a vast collection of family research documents an artefacts that go back hundreds of years, the Clan Armstrong Trust Museum is one of the world’s best and biggest Armstrong museums.


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