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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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Scone Palace

April - October, Perthshire:

During its long history, Scone Palace has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Scottish Kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce.

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March/April - October, Scottish Borders:

This award-winning museum recreates the building’s former use as a home and ironmonger’s shop.

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

March - October 2010, Scottish Borders:

Built in 1803 as the Sheriff Court, this is where Sir Walter Scott - author of such classics as The Heart of Midlothian and Rob Roy - dispensed justice to the people of Selkirkshire.

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March/April - October, Kingdom of Fife:

One of Fife’s most unusual and fascinating attractions, The Secret Bunker is a hidden, underground site that was intended to serve as a seat of government in the event of a nuclear conflict.

Inchcolm Abbey (HS)

April - October, Kingdom of Fife:

Situated on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth, the Abbey is one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

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April -October, Perthshire:

It was in the Castle of Loch Leven that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate in 1567 before making her dramatic escape a year later.

House of Dun (NTS)

End March - October, Montrose:

Overlooking the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, this beautiful Georgian house was designed by William Adam and completed in 1730 for David Erskine, the 13th Laird of Dun.

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End March - October, Perth:

Gardeners and botanists come to Branklyn Gardens from all over the world.

Castle Fraser (NTS)

April - October, Aberdeen and Grampian:

Castle Fraser is one of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses.

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April - October, Turiff:

The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors.


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