Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, the independent website for sightseeing advice and tourist attraction reviews.
I’m Craig, I’m a travel writer from Edinburgh, and I’m here to show you the best places to visit in Scotland.
I’ve travelled all over the country to see exactly what it’s like to visit the top attractions, and in this website you’ll find photos and reviews of my favourites along with lots of travel tips and sightseeing advice.
Not sure where to start? Try clicking the attraction category buttons below. Happy travels!
- 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in Central ScotlandThe central belt of Scotland lies between the Scottish Borders and the Highlands, where it combines the best of both regions with some of the country’s finest mountains, lochs, and forests. You’ll find the pick of Central Scotland’s top attractions in this article, along with an overview of each one and 360° photographs that put you in the centre of each location.
- 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in the Scottish HighlandsThe Scottish Highlands is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Britain. Covering 10,230 square miles, this region is famous for its natural beauty that includes Britain’s highest mountain (Ben Nevis) as well as its largest body of fresh water (Loch Ness). Discover a collection of Highland attractions in this article with an overview of each one and 360° virtual tours that let you look around each location from all angles.
- Do I Need Travel Insurance to Go to Scotland?Travel insurance is something that all travellers need, but most people either forget about it or decide not to get it due to the costs involved. However, this is one insurance that’s an absolute must-buy, and over half a million individuals and families have to make a claim while on holiday every year. Discover the facts about the travel insurance you need while visiting Scotland in this ultimate guide.
- 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in The North HighlandsThe North Highlands offers some of the wildest, most remote, and most scenic landscapes of anywhere in Europe. From John O’ Groats to Ullapool, you’re guaranteed to become smitten with the beauty of this extraordinary region of Scotland. Discover the North Highlands in this article which provides an overview of the top attractions as well as immersive 360° photos.
- 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions in East LothianEast Lothian is an often-overlooked county in Scotland that offers visitors a combination of open countryside, golden beaches, dense woodlands and some of the best nature reserves in the country. Discover East Lothian in this article which gives an overview of several top attractions with interactive 360° virtual tours.
- 360° Virtual Tours of Attractions on the Isle of MullThe second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides – the Isle of Mull – is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its wide range of attractions that include dramatic mountains, lush forests, historic buildings, golden beaches and stunning coastlines. Discover the top places to visit on Mull in this guide, which features a selection of visitor favourites alongside detailed 360° photos.
- Glen Ogle – Stirling: Complete Visitor GuideGlen Ogle lies in a particularly scenic area of Stirlingshire, 2 miles northwest of the village of Lochearnhead. The Glen is a popular tourist destination thanks to the Sustrans Route 7 which offers a superb cycle and walking route through the glen, where stunning views are on offer from Loch Earn to the Glen Ogle railway viaduct and beyond.
- Seacliff Beach – East Lothian: Complete Visitor GuideSeacliff Beach is situated 5 miles south of North Berwick in East Lothian. This remote beach is overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Tantallon Castle and is best known for its unusual sandstone harbour which is said to be the smallest in the UK.
- Preston Mill – East Lothian: Complete Visitor GuidePreston Mill is located next to the River Tyne in picturesque farming country in the heart of East Lothian. The mill dates from the 18th-century and was used commercially until the 1950s but is now open as a tourist attraction managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Discover this unique historic attraction with this guide which includes a 360° virtual tour.
- Silver Sands of Morar – Inverness: Complete Visitor GuideThe Silver Sands of Morar are a series of celebrated beaches located on the Morar Peninsula, south of Mallaig. These stunning white-sand beaches are a favourite spot for tourists due to the crystal-clear turquoise waters along this stretch of coastline, as well as the stunning views of the Small Isles.
- The Fairy Glen – Skye: Complete Visitor GuideThe Fairy Glen is an ethereal, bizarre-looking landscape located on the west side of Trotternish on the Isle of Skye. This geological wonder comprises a number of conical hills that look man made but are, in fact, remnants of an ancient landslip similar to the equally captivating Quiraing.
- Bealach na Ba – Wester Ross, Highland: Complete Visitor GuideThe Bealach na Ba is a twisting mountain pass on the Applecross Peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland. This single-track road rises over 2,000 feet (0.61 km) at its highest point and is famous for being one of the most scenic drives in the world, as well as one of the most dangerous due to its tight hairpin bends.