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.
Housed in the splendid former Perth Waterworks, the Fergusson Gallery is home to the world’s largest collection of work by the celebrated Scottish artist, John Duncan Fergusson.
Year-round, Isle of Lewis:
The Blackhouse at Arnol is a traditional, fully furnished, Lewis thatched house that provides a unique insight into island life.
A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.
A five-sided artillery fort with bastions projecting from each corner, Fort Charlotte was built under the orders of Charles II at the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch Wars in 1665.
The best preserved broch in Scotland, Mousa Broch is over 13m tall, a little short of its original height.
Year round, Bo’ness:
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House and is the starting point for an exploration into the colourful history of the Kinneil Estate.
The Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, created by The Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership with local people and industry, is made up of 10 acres of wildlife gardens and habitats, providing a relaxing retreat for both the young and old.
Year-round, West Lothian:
Blackness was once an important trading port and a key player in medieval Scotland’s trade with the Baltic.
Nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow, Beecraigs covers almost one thousand acres of country park and offers a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities.
Polkemmet Country Park in Whitburn covers 168 acres and offers everything from a nine-hole golf course, driving range and bowling green, to play areas, trails and barbeque and picnic sites.