Things to Do in Scotland – Map of Scotland

Looking for things to do in Scotland? This tourist map highlights the best places to visit and provides route directions to help you plan the perfect Scottish sightseeing tour.

Whether you’re looking for tourist attractions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands or the islands – this map has you covered.

This page also features a map of the regions of Scotland, and if you scroll further down you’ll find a list of 200+ tourist attraction visitor guides.

Click Here to see Google Maps of tourist attractions in Scotland.

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To use the map:

1: Click the map bottom-right buttons or pinch the screen to zoom in/out.
2: Click and drag the map to move.
3: Click the map top-right button to view full-screen.
4: Drag and drop the yellow peg-man to see a location in 360°.

To find tourist attractions:

1: Filter attraction categories from the drop-down list in the top-left box (optional).
2: Enter a location in the top-left box.
3: Click the map markers to show each attraction.
4: Click the link on the marker to open the visitor guide.

To plan a road trip:

1: Type the ‘From’ departure name in the bottom-left box.
2: Type the ‘To’ destination name, or click ‘Get Directions’ on a marker.
3: Select travel method (driving/walking etc).
4: Click ‘Go’ to see the route directions.

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The regions of Scotland

Regions of Scotland Map

Click the regions in the map below to find tourist attractions in each area of Scotland.

Map of Scotland


Scottish Tourist Attractions

Click the links to open visitor guides about Scotland’s best attractions.

Central Scotland Attractions

Dumfries & Galloway Attractions

Edinburgh Attractions

Glasgow Attractions

Grampian Attractions

Orkney & Shetland Attractions

Strathclyde Attractions

The Highlands Attractions

The Lothians Attractions

Scottish Borders Attractions

Western Isles Attractions

Scottish attraction categories

Click the links in the table below to see archives of Scotland’s best tourist attractions.

Amusement ParksAnimalsAquariums
Art GalleriesHistoric BuildingsHistoric Sites
IslandsKirks (Churches)Landmarks
LandscapesLochsMilitary Sites
Nature SitesParks & GardensRivers
Science & Industry SitesSports SitesThe Arts
Family AttractionsTowns & VillagesWhisky & Distilleries

Even more things to do! Find the best attractions in and around Scotland’s cities with Google Maps of Scotland.

FAQs about touring Scotland

What is the most beautiful part of Scotland?

There is no single ‘most beautiful’ part of Scotland, but there are a few areas that are widely regarded as being particularly beautiful. These include the Isle of Skye (especially the Quiraing), Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glenfinnan, and the Isle of Lewis and Harris.

Other places that are considered amongst the most beautiful in Scotland are Edinburgh for its atmospheric medieval buildings, Cairngorm National Park for its dramatic mountain ranges, and Pitlochry for its unspoilt forests.

What should you not miss when visiting Scotland?

Must-do’s for anyone visiting Scotland include Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle, the Isle of Skye (especially the Quiraing, the Fairy Pools, and the Storr), Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Loch Ness, and the Cairngorm National Park.

Visitors on an extended tour of Scotland should try to include; Glasgow city centre, Stirling Castle, Ben Nevis, the Isles of Mull and Islay, and the North Coast 500 route.

What is the best area to stay in Scotland?

The best area to stay depends on how long you intend to spend in Scotland and where you will be travelling to.

Edinburgh is a recommended place to stay to explore the city, the Scottish Borders, and Central Scotland.
Glasgow is a recommended place to stay to explore the city, the Trossachs, Strathclyde, and Dumfries & Galloway.
Portree is a recommended place to stay to explore the Isle of Skye.
Fort William is a recommended place to stay to explore the Highlands.
Inverness is a recommended place to stay to explore the North Highlands.

What is the best time of year to visit Scotland?

The best time to visit Scotland depends on where you will be visiting, however, May is usually warm, midge-free, has low average rainfall, and is cheaper as it is out of the peak tourist season.

The two largest cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow have many attractions within a small area which can be enjoyed at all times of the year, and Edinburgh, in particular, has superb Christmas festivals in December.

The Highlands are extraordinarily beautiful in summer (June to August) but they are often plagued by midges. May and September in the Highlands see warm temperatures, fewer midges, and fewer tourists than summer.