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.
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.
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.
May - September, Lanarkshire:
A seventeenth century house which was rebuilt and furnished in 1975.
April - September, Lanarkshire:
The Leadhills Miners Library was formed in 1741 and is the oldest subscription library in Great Britain.
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.
2nd April - 7th October 2015, West Dumfries & Galloway:
A growing mix of exhibits portray the natural and social history of Galloway.
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.
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.
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.
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.