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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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Inchcolm Abbey (HS)

April - October, Kingdom of Fife:

Situated on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth, the Abbey is one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

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April - September, Fife:

Accessed by an underground tunnel, the cave was used as a place of prayer over 900 years ago by Margaret, a Saxon princess who became Queen of Scotland when she married King Malcolm Canmore around 1070.

Elcho Castle (HS)

April - September, Perthshire:

Elcho Castle is situated at Easter Elcho about 4 miles south-east of Perth.

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April - September, Perthshire:

St Serf’s Church stands in the heart of the village of Dunning.

Spynie Palace (HS)

April - September, Moray:

Situated some two miles north of Elgin, Spynie Palace was the residence of the bishops of Moray for five centuries, until 1686.

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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.

Clan Cameron Museum

5th April  - 7th October 2015, 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.

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2nd April - 7th October 2015, West Dumfries & Galloway:

A growing mix of exhibits portray the natural and social history of Galloway.

Duart Castle

April - October, Mull

Perched on top of a rocky outcrop at the end of a peninsula near the easternmost corner of Mull, and dating back to the 13th century, Duart Castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean.

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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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