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.
May - September, Westray:
A small, children-friendly museum.
June - September, Dumfries and Galloway
The humble birthplace of this great social historian contains many of Carlyle’s personal possessions.
1st May - 30th September 2015, Trossachs:
This perfectly preserved cottage provides an insight into village life in Scotland in the 19th century.
April - September, Dumfries
Built in 1660, this is the oldest house in Dumfries.
May-September, Orkney Islands:
A water-powered meal mill and kiln built in 1873 and still in operation today.
April - September, Kirkwall:
Two of Scotland’s finest examples of architecture, and highlighting Orkney’s close Norse and ecclesiastical links, the palaces are located near St Magnus cathedral.
Mid June - September, Birsay
Birsay is a tidal island with Pictish and Viking settlements which include some of the finest examples of Norse hall-houses so far found in Scotland.
April to September, Burray
Displays of local and worldwide fossils and glow in the dark minerals, vintage exhibits and old joinery tools.
A fascinating collection tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney.
April - September, Inverclyde:
Mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell, Newark Castle is a fine and well-preserved building dating back to the 15th century situated on the south bank of the river Clyde.