Looking for things to do? This tourist map of Scotland highlights the best places to visit to help you plan the perfect Scottish sightseeing tour.
Whether you’re searching for attractions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands or the Hebrides – this map has you covered.
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The Best Things to Do in Edinburgh
The Best Things to Do in Glasgow
The Best Things to Do in the Scottish Highlands
The Best Things to Do in the Outer Hebrides
The Best Things to Do in the Inner Hebrides
The Best Things to Do on the Isle of Skye
The Best Things to Do in Central Scotland
The Best Things to Do in The Kingdom of Fife
The Best Things to Do in Stirlingshire
The Best Things to Do in The Lothians
The Best Things to Do in Strathclyde
The Best Things to Do in the Scottish Borders
Even more things to do! Find the best attractions in and around Scotland’s cities with Google Maps of Scotland, or take virtual journey around Scotland with a collection of Virtual Tours.
You can also search for attractions in the Regions of Scotland
All Attraction Guides
11 Best Free Attractions in Aberdeenshire and Moray
11 Best Free Attractions in Argyll and Bute
11 Best Things to Do in Edinburgh with Teenagers
12 Best Things to Do in Edinburgh with Kids
13 Best Free Attractions in Central Scotland
13 Best Free Attractions in The Scottish Highlands
14 Best Free Attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
14 Best Free Attractions in The Scottish Borders
14 Free Attractions in Glasgow You Can’t Afford to Miss
19 Fascinating Facts About Aberdeen
21 Best Free Things to Do in Edinburgh: Ultimate Guide
22 Amazing Facts About Edinburgh
30 Fascinating Facts About Glasgow
A Guide to the Best Things to Do in Glasgow for Adults
Aberdeen Travel Information – Essential Advice for Visitors
Aberdour Castle: Things to Do
Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve: Things to Do
Archerfield Walled Garden: Things to Do
Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum: Things to Do
Arnol Blackhouse: Things to Do
Arran Coastal Way & A841 Ring Road: Things to Do
Athelstaneford, East Lothian: Things to Do
Balloch Castle Country Park: Things to Do
Banff Heritage Trail: Things to Do
Bass Rock, Scotland: Things to Do
Frequently Asked Questions
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 in 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 in summer. Winter is generally best avoided for all but the most hardened hillwalkers.