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, Isle of Harris:
A fine 16th-century church, built by the eighth chief MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris and containing his richly-carved tomb.
Year-round, Isle of Lewis:
The remains of an enigmatic structure of early prehistoric date.
The Tower is one of the two round towers of Irish style surviving in Scotland, dating from the end of the 11th century.
Year-round, Central Belt:
Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.
Arbroath Abbey was founded in 1178 for monks of the Tironensian order by King William the Lion.
Bothwell Castle is one of the outstanding monuments of medieval Scotland.
Year-round, Stirling area:
Dramatically situated above Dollar Glen is the forbidding looking 15th-century fortress, Castle Campbell.
Dallas Dhu was built in 1898 to produce malt whisky for Glasgow firm Wright and Greig’s popular ‘Roderick Dhu’ blend.
Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.
Dunblane Cathedral is a fascinating building.