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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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Atholl Country Life Museum

Easter, then May- September, Perthshire:

Situated in the former village school, the museum explores the heritage created by previous generations.

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September 2015, Scotland-wide:

Scottish Archaeology Month is a programme of free archaeological visits, lectures and activities suitable for all ages and levels of expertise which takes place each September.

Cairnpapple Hill (HS)

April to September, West Lothian:

Cairnpapple Hill is one of mainland Scotland’s most important prehistoric sites.

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May - September, Perthshire

Alyth Museum overlooks the countryside of Strathmore, an area rich in farming which is an inspiration and resource for the displays you will find here.

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)

June - September, Dumfries and Galloway

The humble birthplace of this great social historian contains many of Carlyle’s personal possessions.

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Easter-September, Linlithgow:

The Museum is part of the Canal Centre which is administered by the Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS).

Bright Water Visitor Centre

Easter - September, Isle of Skye:

Formerly part of the residence of Gavin Maxwell, naturalist and author, the museum contains interesting artefacts related to his life and work.

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May-September, Shetland Isles:

Part of the Unst Heritage Trust, the museum is dedicated to the maritime history of Shetland boats.

Unst Heritage Centre

May-September, Island of Unst:

At the top end of Unst, the Unst Heritage Centre concentrates on all things unique to Unst and is a permanent link to the rich history of the island.

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May - September, Westray:

A small, children-friendly museum.


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