Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, the independent website that helps you find the best places to visit in Scotland.
I’m Craig, I’m a travel writer from Edinburgh, and I’ve spent the last decade travelling all over the country to see the top Scottish tourist attractions.
In this website you’ll find visitor guides about recommended places of interest, a handy tourist attractions map, information-packed articles about visiting Scotland, travel gear reviews, and much more.
Not sure where to start? Try the tourist map first. Happy travels!
Discover the best places to visit with the ultimate tourist map of Scotland:
Munros are mountains in Scotland that are over 3,000 feet in height. They can be found in the Scottish Highlands as well as the Western Isles and Central Scotland.
Discover the best Munros to climb, the easiest, the highest and advice for Munro bagging in this ultimate guide.
There are more than 30,000 lochs in Scotland and the majority are located in the Scottish Highlands, including the tourist-favourites of Ness, Lomond and Shiel.
Discover a collection of wonderful Scottish lochs in this article that delves deep into what makes each one such a special place, along with details of what you can expect to find when you visit them.
Discover the best forest and woodland walks in Scotland with this in-depth guide that covers their locations, facilities, paths and wildlife.
Plus, learn why walking is good for you, what you should wear, and which animals you need to keep an eye open for.
In total, there are over 1,500 castles in Scotland, ranging from tiny lookout towers in the far northern Highlands to immense royal palaces in the south-east of the country.
Some of the best Scottish castles are; Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and Eilean Donan Castle. Discover more about them and many others in this ultimate visitor guide to the best castles in Scotland.
The Highlands are famous for their breathtaking scenery where lochs, mountains, and forests offer activities for visitors of all ages and interests whether it’s hill walking, mountain biking, wild camping, or sightseeing on a driving holiday.
Discover the best things to do in the Scottish Highlands with this complete visitor guide.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is famous for its superb collection of free attractions that include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum of Transport, and Glasgow Cathedral.
Discover the best things to do in Glasgow with this complete visitor guide which includes overviews of the top attractions, a map, and lots of useful visiting advice.
Edinburgh hosts 12 major cultural events each year including The Fringe (the world’s biggest arts festival) and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (one of the biggest street parties in the world). Edinburgh is also a UNESCO City of Literature and the city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Discover the best things to do in Edinburgh with this complete visitor guide which includes useful visiting advice, travel information, and much more.
Scotland is a country where the best things in life really are free, especially when it comes to world-famous attractions like Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, The Quiraing on Skye, and Ben Nevis in the Highlands.
Discover a collection of the best free things to do in Scotland with this complete visitor guide which includes an interactive map, sightseeing advice, and a detailed overview of each attraction.
The Pentland Hills are located south of Edinburgh where they span Midlothian and West Lothian in a regional park that’s over 38 square miles in size.
There are 9 peaks over 1,500 feet in the Pentlands and more than 600,000 people visit them each year.
There are a number of entry points to the park but one of the best is at Swanston, which is just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh city centre.
North Morar is a remote region of Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands that lies between Loch Morar to the south and Loch Nevis to the north.
The peninsula is a popular destination for hill walkers, but it also sees crowds of tourists arriving from the Jacobite steam train which has its final destination at Mallaig – an attractive fishing village on the northern tip of the North Morar peninsula.
Woodhall Dean Nature Reserve in East Lothian is situated to the north-east of the Lammermuir Hills. The reserve comprises mixed woodland which surrounds a deep gorge that opens up onto rolling fields.
In spring, Woodhall Dean is awash with bluebells and primroses, while buzzards, sparrowhawks, and tawny owls can be seen throughout the year.
The Lammermuirs are a range of hills in the south of Scotland that border the county of East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.
Visitors can explore the ancient hill forts at White Castle and Addinston, go for woodland walks at Pressmennan Wood and Yester Estate, and climb the highest point of the hill range at Meikle Says Law (1,755 feet/535 metres).