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, Fife: A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Methil area and a programme of temporary exhibitions, tea room and shop.
By appointment, Fife:
A small local history museum with displays about the interesting town of Newburgh and local historian and benefactor, Alexander Laing.
Generally believed to be named after Queen Victoria who took tea here in 1866, the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce who ruled Scotland between 1306 and 1329.
The museum is one of the oldest museums in the UK.
Few people realise the importance and influence of Scotland on Beatrix Potter’s life.
Housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle, the museum brings the history of one of the world’s most famous fighting units to life.
Housed in the splendid former Perth Waterworks, the Fergusson Gallery is home to the world’s largest collection of work by the celebrated Scottish artist, John Duncan Fergusson.
Year-round, Isle of Lewis:
The Blackhouse at Arnol is a traditional, fully furnished, Lewis thatched house that provides a unique insight into island life.
A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.
A five-sided artillery fort with bastions projecting from each corner, Fort Charlotte was built under the orders of Charles II at the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch Wars in 1665.