The Hermitage

The Hermitage near Dunkeld in Perthshire is a managed woodland inside Tay Forest Park that was designed as a leisure area for the 18th-century Dukes of Atholl.

The forest is easily accessed from the A9 and it offers walks on gravel paths alongside the River Braan and through a woodland nature reserve to a waterfall.

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The McManus

The 1867-built McManus is Dundee’s main art gallery and museum. It is located close to City Square and takes visitors on a journey through 400 million years of history.

The museum features exhibits and artefacts from the region surrounding Dundee as well as further afield in Scotland. Entry is free.

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V&A Dundee

The V&A Dundee is a design museum on the city’s waterfront that celebrates Scotland’s design heritage and promotes Scottish design talent.

Entry to the permanent exhibitions is free but there are frequent temporary exhibitions that have a small charge. The attraction is situated next to the restored sailing ship Discovery.

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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is situated 23 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. As the world’s only rotating boat lift it has become a popular tourist attraction since opening in 2002.

The wheel lifts boats 115 feet into the air between Scotland’s Forth & Clyde and Union canals and visitors can experience it in action on a 60-minute journey across both waterways.

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Castle Campbell & Dollar Glen

The 15th-century Castle Campbell is located on top of an outcrop overlooking the National Trust for Scotland-managed Dollar Glen in Clackmannanshire.

The medieval castle is situated near the town of Dollar where it served as the ancestral home of the earls and dukes of Argyll, until being passed into the care of Historic Environment Scotland.

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle sits on top of Castle Hill in the historic city of Stirling where it has served as both a military fort and royal palace for over 900 years.

Today, it is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and features guided and self-guided tours.

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Blair Castle

Blair Castle – situated near Blair Atholl in Perthshire – has been the ancestral home of Clan Murray since its construction in the 13th century. The castle is privately-managed but is open to the public for tours.

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National Wallace Monument

For over 150 years The National Wallace Monument has fascinated visitors with its exhibits that tell the story of Sir William Wallace.

The monument is situated on a hill overlooking Stirling and stunning views of the surrounding countryside can be seen from the top-level viewing platform.

Inside the monument are a series of rooms that feature interactive displays about Wallace and his battles, while a café and gift shop can be found at the attraction’s entrance.