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.
Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites.
Blackhammer Chambered Cairn is a neolithic burial cairn, similar in general shape and subdivisions to the contemporary Neolithic houses at Knap of Howar.
Click Mill is the last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of a type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.
The 5,000-year-old monument known as the Dwarfie Stane is a huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut.
Probably the oldest standing stone houses in north-west Europe and dating from the early Neolithic period the site comprises two houses, approximately rectangular, with stone cupboards and stalls that are contemporary with the chambered tombs of Orkney.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and stories of the world’s favourite game - in the country that took football to the world - as part of The Hampden Experience.
Year-round, Isle of Lewis:
Dun Carloway, or Dun Charlabhaigh, is one of the best preserved broch towers in Scotland situated in a stunning location overlooking Loch Roag on the west coast of Lewis.
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.
The remains of an enigmatic structure of early prehistoric date.
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.