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.
Year-round, Angus & Dundee:
Situated a 15-minute drive from Dundee city centre in the beautiful Camperdown Country Park, Camperdown Wildlife Centre has lots to see, including otters, lemurs and brown bears.
Climb aboard Captain Scott’s ship, RRS Discovery, and follow in the footsteps of him and his crew.
In 1841 the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society realised that its lodgings in part of one of the town’s schools was fast being outgrown by its collection of geology, natural history, ethnography, fine art and the hundreds of other items that might find themselves in a typical Victorian collection.
Gifted to the people of Dundee in 1935, the Mills observatory is the only British observatory to have been built with the sole aim of encouraging public understanding of science and is the UK’s only full-time public observatory.
Prepared to be transported back over 100 years to a time when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House, a building that has been at the heart of Kirriemuir since its construction in 1604.
Pictavia is set in the beautiful countryside park at Brechin Castle Centre.
Built for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard and launched in 1824, His Majesty’s Frigate UNICORN is now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
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.