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Free Places to Visit Lothians Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Prestongrange Museum in East Lothian

Prestongrange in the coastal village of Prestonpans is a free-to-visit outdoor museum that showcases East Lothian’s rich industrial heritage.

The museum aims to educate visitors about the 800-years of industrial activity that left its mark on the area, from the almost-vanished harbour to the long-abandoned colliery.

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Highlands and Islands Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Wick Heritage Museum in the North Highlands

I wonder how many people decide they’re going to drive the North Coast 500 and add a visit to the far-north Scottish town of Wick to the top of their ‘things-to-do’ itinerary? Not many I bet.

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City Places to Visit Edinburgh Free Places to Visit Historic Places to visit

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.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Guided Tours Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

Visiting Scotland in Summer – The Ultimate Guide

Ah, Scotland in summer. Swathes of purple heather on serene grassy hills. Sun glinting off mirror-faced lochs. Golden beaches on secluded islands, and Highland glens bathed in the gentle hues of the evening sun.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Glasgow Guided Tours

A Guide to the Absolute BEST Places to Visit in Glasgow

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Glasgow? The River Clyde perhaps, or maybe shipbuilding, Billy Connolly and summer festivals.

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Central Scotland City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit

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.

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City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow

When you hear the words ‘Museum’ and ‘Glasgow’ I bet the first place that pops into your head is the fantastic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Kelvingrove Park (click the links to read my guides to both attractions).

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Central Scotland City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting the V&A Gallery in Dundee

Think of Dundee and what springs to mind? Images of Desperate Dan scoffing down a cow pie perhaps (Dundee is home to Scottish publisher DC Thomson), or maybe a big fat dollop of marmalade on your morning toast (Dundee is also the birthplace of the first commercially-made marmalade in Britain).

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City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit Glasgow Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting The University of Glasgow

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?

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City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting the St. Mungo Museum of Religion in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city that’s chock-full of tourist attractions, from the busy Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde to the tranquil Botanic Gardens in the West End, and not only are most of the city’s attractions top-notch but all the best ones are completely free too.

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City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting the Glasgow Riverside Museum

One of the things I really love about Glasgow is the fact that it’s so chock-full of fantastic tourist attractions, many of which are completely free to visit. And one free attraction that stands head and shoulders above most others is the Riverside Museum at Pointhouse Place on the mighty River Clyde.

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Free Places to Visit Historic Places to visit Lothians Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting the National Flag Centre in East Lothian

This lovely walk across the rolling countryside of East Lothian will take you from a starting point at the birthplace of Scotland’s national flag to the 95-foot Hopetoun Monument on Byres Hill in the Garleton Hills area near Haddington.