About

Last updated on July 28th, 2020

Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, your guide to finding the best things to do in Scotland!

This site has been created with one purpose in mind – to help you find the very best Scottish attractions. My mission is to provide you with all the information you need to find things to do in Scotland and give you lots of ideas for amazing experiences to enjoy while you’re here.

Craig Smith

I’m Craig, an Englishman who decided to set up home in Scotland after spending many fantastic holidays there, and I’ve now spent most of the last decade exploring this amazing country.

I started outaboutscotland.com after becoming fed up with trying to find the best places to visit but then becoming overwhelmed by the vast amount of information on the internet.

I found that a web search for Scottish attractions brings up a dozen or more search results, and choosing one to visit means you have to trawl through each website to discover the location, opening times and details on what it’s all about.

While there are a few sites out there that try to give you some of this information they’re generally badly designed with tourist attractions added almost as an afterthought, so I figured I could do better myself.

Due to the fact that I’ve travelled so much around Scotland I’ve got the experience and knowledge to share the very best places to visit with you, and I promise that I’ve personally visited each featured Scottish attraction so my reviews are genuine.

Craig Smith

And unlike some of the large corporate travel sites I can also show you all the little hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails.

On the front page you’ll find tourist attractions in Scotland listed by region and category, and an interactive map will help you see where each attraction is located.

There are also handy links to a route planner, weather information, travel tips and advice and walking maps, and there’s even a calendar of Scottish events that are held throughout the year.

And to give you the best glimpse into what each attraction is like before you make the journey you’ll find a 360° virtual tour as well as a YouTube video on most attraction feature pages.

If you have any suggestions for the website then please contact me via my Facebook page and I’ll be sure to respond as quickly as possible. I hope you have as much fun looking through the site as I’ve had making it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and happy exploring!

Craig

Steall Falls, Glen Nevis
Steall Falls, Glen Nevis

My latest posts

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  • The Best Small Group Bus Tours in Scotland
    A guided tour on a bus means you can sit back and relax while the driver whisks you around a pre-selected list of amazing Scottish attractions. You’ll never get lost, you’ll be able to take the scenic route, you’ll be able to freely enjoy the magnificent views from the windows and you’ll be able to sample the occasional dram of whisky when you de-bus at each destination. Seriously, what’s not to like about that?! Discover the best small-group bus tours in this comprehensive guide.
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    The TV show Outlander has created a whole new generation of tourists who are keen to explore its filming locations in Scotland. That in turn has lead to a number of Outlander tour operators springing up around the country. In this article I’ll show you where Outlander’s Scottish filming locations are and offer suggestions for the best Outlander tours you can join to see them.