Bonawe Iron Furnace – Argyll: Complete Visitor Guide

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace is one of those attractions you’d probably never visit if you weren’t a Historic Environment Scotland (HES) member (see the link further down the page for a bargain temporary membership offer), mainly due to the fact that it’s located pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

Museum on the Mound – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

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.

Craigmillar Castle – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

Sitting just three miles outside of the city centre is the ancestral home of the once-powerful Preston family, Craigmillar Castle, and I reckon it’s an attraction that’s well worth visiting if you want a break from the bustling crowds.

Castle Varrich – Sutherland: Complete Visitor Guide

One of the great things about the north Highlands is that it’s full of little surprises, from driving to the brow of a hill and finding a stunning mountainscape stretching away into the distance to stumbling into a quaint country village with a wee cafe that sells THE best cream cakes you’ve ever tasted.

The University of Glasgow: Complete Visitor Guide

If you’re thinking about heading to Glasgow to explore it’s tourist attractions I wouldn’t blame you if the last place you’ve got on your to-do list is the University of Glasgow. After all, who wants to walk around a boring university surrounded by a load of dusty old books and smelly students?

George Square – Glasgow: Complete Visitor Guide

If you ever visit Glasgow by train the end of your line will more than likely be Queen Street station in the centre of the city. From there most people will either catch a bus to one of Glasgow’s many tourist attractions or walk around the city square on their way to the shops, totally bypassing one of the most important historic sites in the city.

The Glasgow Necropolis: Complete Visitor Guide

If you’re in Glasgow and looking for something to do that’s a bit out of the ordinary I can’t think of anywhere better to visit than the 37-acre Necropolis next to the city’s imposing cathedral.

Glasgow Cathedral: Complete Visitor Guide

Glasgow Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the top tourist sights in the city, a distinction that’s totally justified in my opinion because this building is one of the most beautiful in Glasgow, if not the whole of Scotland.