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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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Glenluce Abbey (HS)

April - September, Dumfries & Galloway:

Founded around 1192, Glenluce is situated in a beautiful and peaceful valley.

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April - September, Orkney Islands:

Part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy, the battery and martello tower were built between 1813 and 1815 to provide defence against French and American privateers.

Kildrummy Castle (HS)

April - September, Aberdeenshire:

The great castle of Kildrummy was the stronghold of the Earls of Mar.

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April - September, Dumfries & Galloway:

The remains of this late 16th century noble residence demonstrate how architecture evolved from the heavily defended tower house to a new more domestic, if grand, scale.

Tolquhon Castle (HS)

April - September, Aberdeenshire:

Aberdeenshire is graced by many historic castles, but Tolquhon is one of the most picturesque.

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May - September 2011, Lerwick:

A restored 18th century fishing Böd on the outskirts of Lerwick, famous as the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, co-founder of the company P&O.

Atholl Country Life Museum

Easter, then May- September, Perthshire:

Situated in the former village school, the museum explores the heritage created by previous generations.

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September 2015, Scotland-wide:

Scottish Archaeology Month is a programme of free archaeological visits, lectures and activities suitable for all ages and levels of expertise which takes place each September.

Cairnpapple Hill (HS)

April to September, West Lothian:

Cairnpapple Hill is one of mainland Scotland’s most important prehistoric sites.

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May - September, Perthshire

Alyth Museum overlooks the countryside of Strathmore, an area rich in farming which is an inspiration and resource for the displays you will find here.


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