Attraction Categories

Last updated on April 18th, 2020

Explore Scotland’s city, outdoor, and historic attractions or check out the attractions map to find places to visit.

There’s also a selection of free attractions and if you’re looking for an event near you there’s a list of local events page.


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Edinburgh at Dusk
City Attractions
Isle of Skye
Outdoor Attractions
Dunrobin Castle
Historic Attractions

…or take a look at my latest guides…

Latest City Attraction Guides

  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Dean Village in Edinburgh
    If you were to follow the Water of Leith through Edinburgh you’d eventually arrive at one of the most beautiful areas in the entire city – the tranquil green oasis known as Dean Village.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh
    While the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are easily accessible from the city centre, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located slightly further afield to the west of Dean Village, so it’s a little bit inaccessible to unfamiliar visitors.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting The Glasgow Science Centre
    The Glasgow Science Centre is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Clyde – more or less opposite the SECC – and it’s widely regarded as one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting The Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh
    If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do while you’re in the centre of Edinburgh you could do a lot worse than pop into the Museum on the Mound, one of the few museums in the world that’s dedicated to the one thing none of us ever have enough of – money.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting The McManus Museum in Dundee
    The McManus museum and art gallery in Dundee is one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions, and it’s most notable for the beautiful building that houses the fascinating collections exploring the fields of fine art, natural history, modern industry, the local landscape and more.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Glasgow Green and The People’s Palace
    Glasgow is well known for the number of inner-city green spaces it has compared to other British cities and in fact it’s second only to Edinburgh for its parks, gardens and other outdoor areas that allow its residents to enjoy the great outdoors.

Latest Outdoor Attraction Guides

  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Muir of Dinnet in The Highlands
    The Muir of Dinnet is a national nature reserve located on the eastern border of the Cairngorms national park in the Scottish Highlands. The reserve features a wealth of different habitats including heath, woodland and wetland, but it’s perhaps best known for ‘the vat’, a natural gorge formed by glaciers over 10,000 years ago.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Dalkeith Country Park in Midlothian
    The historic county of Midlothian seems to be permanently out of favour with visiting tourists – mainly due to the fact that it borders Edinburgh and most sightseers have already got their hands full trying to fit in as many city attractions as possible before hopping on the coach to their next destination.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Burncrooks Reservoir near Glasgow
    The John Muir Way is one of Scotland’s greatest trails, running across the country from Helensburgh on the west coast to Dunbar on the east.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Dean Village in Edinburgh
    If you were to follow the Water of Leith through Edinburgh you’d eventually arrive at one of the most beautiful areas in the entire city – the tranquil green oasis known as Dean Village.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh
    It was with great pleasure that I happened to stumble upon Jupiter Artland recently, a contemporary sculpture park near Edinburgh that gave me one of the biggest surprises I’ve had in a long time.
  • The Complete Guide to Visiting The Isle of Jura
    Just like the Isle of Eigg, the Isle of Jura is often considered to be one of the wildest and hardest-to-reach places on the west coast of Scotland – even though it’s only 60 miles from Glasgow as the crow flies.

Latest Historic Attraction Guides