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I’m Craig, I’m a travel writer from Edinburgh, and I’m here to show you Scotland’s best tourist attractions.

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Latest Sightseeing Advice

  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in Glasgow
    There’s a lot to like about Glasgow. Not only is it Scotland’s largest city but it’s also the country’s cultural hub, with a dizzying number of world-class art galleries, museums, theatres and music venues. Discover the best places to visit in Glasgow in this article which includes an overview of the top attractions alongside high-definition 360° photographs.
  • 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in Edinburgh
    As well as being the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most-visited cities in the world thanks to its incredible collection of family-friendly tourist attractions. Discover a collection of virtual tours of attractions in Edinburgh with this article, where you can explore each one through a series of high-definition and ultra-immersive 360° photographs.
  • Where Can You See the Northern Lights in Scotland?
    The dancing, skipping, multi-coloured lights of the aurora borealis are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the earths magnetic field, and they are most visible in northern countries like Scotland. In this article you’ll discover the best places to view the northern lights in Scotland, as well tips to help you see them and information on Scotland’s fabulous dark sky parks.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Munros in 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.
  • The Complete Guide to Scottish Kilts
    The Scottish kilt is one of the most recognizable items of traditional clothing in the world. This warm, smart and durable garment is frequently worn at weddings and it’s the only national dress in the UK that’s worn for ordinary purposes as well as special occasions. Discover the history behind Scotland’s kilt as well as its modern-day use, and learn exactly how to wear it and which accessories to wear with it in this handy all-in-one guide.
  • The Best Lochs in Scotland: A Visitors 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.

Latest Attraction Reviews

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide
    Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – located near Edinburgh Castle – is one of the oldest purpose-built attractions in Scotland. Visitors can experience six floors of interactive displays with exhibits that showcase optical illusions including holograms, a mirror maze and a mind-spinning vortex tunnel.
  • Princes Street Gardens – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide
    Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh is one of the largest public spaces in the city. Originally a body of water called the Nor Loch, the gardens were designed in the 1770s but weren’t created until 1820 when the loch was drained. Today, the gardens are a popular recreational area that features a number of popular landmarks including The Scott Monument, The Ross Fountain and The Ross Bandstand.
  • The Balmoral Hotel – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Balmoral Hotel is a historic building situated in the heart of Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The luxury hotel is located next to Waverley train station and was built in 1902 by the North British Railway Company. Today, it is a popular landmark that attracts visitors to its superb restaurants and bars.
  • Real Mary King’s Close – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide
    The Real Mary King’s Close is a tourist attraction located in the middle of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. The attraction allows visitors to step beneath the streets of Edinburgh into an underground labyrinth where the stories of the city’s past residents unfold through a series of exhibits and displays.
  • Brodick – Isle of Arran: Complete Visitor Guide
    Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran, located on the west coast of Scotland. Brodick lies halfway along the eastern side of the island where it overlooks Brodick Bay and Goatfell mountain. It is the arrival point for most visitors due to the ferry port but is popular in its own right thanks to its beaches, surrounding forests, castle and quality restaurants.
  • Arran Forest Walks: Complete Visitor Guide
    The forests of Arran offer some of the best mountain biking routes of any of the west-coast islands and any cycle ride is almost guaranteed to include sightings of Arran’s famed red squirrels. The most popular wooded areas are; Brodick Castle, Dyemill, Glenrickard, King’s Cave, North Sannox and South End.

Virtual Tours and YouTube Videos

A Guide to Visiting The University of Glasgow