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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The scenic Firth of Forth and the glittering Firth of Tay surround the lovely Kingdom of Fife in southeast Scotland.
To highlight the best attractions in this under-appreciated county, in this article you’ll find a list of Fife’s top family-friendly places to visit.
Whether they’re history enthusiasts, nature lovers, or just enjoy relaxing, your family are guaranteed to adore a trip to Fife.
In this article you will discover the best places to take children in the bustling city of Glasgow, which is famous for the wide range of superb attractions and activities it offers.
The renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the educational and fun Riverside Museum of Transport, and the historic Tall Ship are just a few of the amazing destinations that each year welcome families from across the country.
However, museums and art galleries are only the beginning of what this city has to offer. Get the insider’s scoop on the best things to do in Glasgow with children with this comprehensive guide.
Glasgow is a vibrant and exciting city that offers a wealth of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages.
Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, music, or food, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in this dynamic Scottish city.
in this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top things to do in Glasgow city centre with a collection of the city’s must-see attractions including museums, parks, and art galleries.
Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve is a small but exceptionally scenic stretch of East Lothian coastline situated between the coastal villages of Longniddry and Gullane.
It is a popular destination for walkers as well as photographers due to the wildlife that thrives near the beach overlooking the Firth of Forth.
Visitors can see a wide variety of animal species at the reserve from pink-footed geese to frogs and caterpillars, while keen-eyed observers might spot pods of dolphins swimming in the waters of the bay.
As one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Edinburgh is a top destination for tourists from around the world.
The city centre is a treasure trove of attractions, but many visitors don’t realize there are just as many sights and experiences to be found outside of the city limits.
A collection of amazing things to do near Edinburgh are waiting to be discovered in this article, all of which are within a few miles of the city bypass.
Inveresk Lodge Garden is a National Trust for Scotland property located in the pretty village of Inveresk in East Lothian, around 6 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.
This charming garden is a haven for wildlife and is a must-visit for anyone looking to escape the hubbub of the city centre thanks to its beautiful wild meadows, woodland, manicured lawns, and colourful borders that are ablaze with flowers.
Craig Neil is a travel writer from Edinburgh with a passion for exploring the hidden gems of Scotland. From the rugged Highlands to the bustling cities, he’s dedicated years to touring the country and uncovering its many attractions. Join him as he shares insider tips and personal experiences to help visitors find the best things to do in Scotland.
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