Hello, and welcome to Out About Scotland, the independent guide to the best things to do in Scotland.
I’m Craig Neil, I’m a travel writer from Edinburgh, and I’ve spent over 20 years touring around Scotland to visit the country’s top attractions.
I started outaboutscotland.com after getting fed up with searching for things to do in each region of Scotland and becoming overwhelmed by the huge amount of information that’s online.
A search for Scottish attractions brings up a dozen or more results, and trying to choose one means you have to trawl through a ton of websites to find the location, opening times, and trusted reviews of what each place is actually like.
There are a few sites out there that offer suggestions for things to do in Scotland but most of them forget to mention the must-know details – are there toilets? is there a car park? what else is in the area? – so I figured I could do better myself.
Due to the fact I’ve travelled so much around the country I can show you the top places to visit, including all the wee hidden-away gems that are off the standard tourist trails as well as the more famous sites that are probably already on your ‘must-do’ list.
In the main menu, you’ll find attractions in Scotland listed by region along with interactive maps that will help you see where each one is located.
If you have any suggestions for the website or you’d like to contact me for marketing purposes please get in touch and I’ll be sure to respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Edinburgh, the enchanting capital of Scotland, is a city steeped in history, culture, and breathtaking architecture.
In this article, you’ll discover the city’s most fascinating religious landmarks from the imposing St. Giles’ Cathedral, also known as the ‘High Kirk’, to the peaceful St. Mary’s Cathedral (the city’s biggest religious structure) and Greyfriars Kirk – a 17th-century church with ties to Harry Potter.
Nestled against the sparkling North Sea and surrounded by the rolling fields of Aberdeenshire lies the vibrant and historic city of Aberdeen.
Known as the ‘Granite City’ due to its iconic silver-grey stone architecture, Aberdeen is a must-visit destination for all visitors to Scotland as it offers a rich tapestry of culture, history, and lots of tourist attractions.
In this article, we’ll embark on a journey to uncover the top facts about the city from its medieval university to its picturesque coastline.
Nestled on the shores of East Lothian, just a short drive from the bustling city of Edinburgh, lies a wee hidden treasure that’s often overlooked by visitors to the capital – Musselburgh Beach.
This charming stretch of coastline is much quieter than nearby Portobello Beach yet it’s just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a quick escape from the crowds.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at Musselburgh Beach to uncover its history, discover what it’s like to visit, and find out what other attractions are worth visiting in the area.
With over 11,600 miles of stunning coastline, Scotland is home to an incredible array of sandy shores and hidden coves that are all waiting to be discovered by visiting tourists.
Whether you have an interest in famous beaches like Luskentyre on Harris or less-known stretches of sand like Traigh Mhor on Barra, Scotland offers the perfect escape for sunbathing as well as swimming in turquoise waters.
Discover Scotland’s top beaches in this ultimate guide.
In this article, we’ll set out to discover the hidden gems of Scotland’s southeast coastline, specifically around the nation’s capital city of Edinburgh.
Nestled along the shoreline you’ll find an array of stunning beaches just waiting to be explored – some of which see very few tourists even in the height of summer.
In this article, you’ll discover the top beaches near Edinburgh where you can relax on wide stretches of golden sand, take long walks, or get active in the water.
Welcome to Portobello Beach, a charming seaside suburb of Edinburgh. In this article, you’ll take a good look around this beautiful beach which has two miles of golden sand that is perfect for sunbathing.
Portobello Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze, and as it’s just a few miles from the city centre it’s easy to get to for tourists. Join me as I explore this lovely spot and share tips on how to make the most of your visit.
Craig Neil is a travel writer from Edinburgh with a passion for visiting Scotland’s tourist attractions from the rugged Highlands to the bustling cities. Join him as he shares personal experiences and tips & advice about touring Scotland.
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