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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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Cawdor Castle

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.

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11th October 2014, Inverness:

War gamers and modelling societies will again march upon Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre as the Centre hosts its third Cuil Lodair War Games fair.

Dunrobin Castle

End March to mid October, Sutherland:

Dating in part from the early 1300s, Dunrobin Castle is the largest house in the Northern Highlands with some 189 rooms.

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1st April - 15th October 2014, Skye:

Lying 22 miles west of Portree, Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years.

Clan Armstrong Trust Museum

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.

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April to mid-October, 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.

Midlothian Science Festival

4th - 19th October 2014, Midlothian:

Featuring lots of exciting events, Midlothian Science Festival has something for adults, children and families.

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30th March - 28th October 2014, Aberdeenshire:

Opened in 1983, the Grampian Transport Museum tells the history of travel and transport in the North East of Scotland through displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations.

J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS)

April - October, Angus:

This 19th-century cottage, set in the heart of Kirriemuir, is the birthplace and early home of famed Scottish author, playwright and creator of Peter Pan, Sir James Matthew Barrie.

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End of March - October, Isle of Bute:

Home to the Stuarts of Bute, Mount Stuart is a made up of an impressive Victorian Gothic mansion and 300 acres of beautiful gardens.


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