Prestongrange Mining Museum Visitor Guide

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.

Glasgow Science Centre Visitor Guide

The Glasgow Science Centre is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Clyde – more or less opposite the SECC – and it’s widely regarded as one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland.

Bonawe Iron Furnace 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.

Riverside Museum Visitor Guide

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.

The Tall Ship Visitor Guide

One of the highlights of visiting Glasgow is heading down to the River Clyde and having a look around The Tall Ship, the 19th-century sailing ship moored alongside Pointhouse Quay.

Falkirk Wheel Visitor Guide

This impressive example of Scotland’s world-leading engineering skills lifts boats over 115 feet into the air between the Forth & Clyde and Union canals, and since opening in 2002 it’s seen over 1.5 million people take a boat trip on this extraordinary lift.

Things to Do in Edinburgh – Complete Visitor Guide

Edinburgh hosts 12 major cultural events each year including The Fringe (the world’s biggest arts festival) and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (one of the biggest street parties in the world). Edinburgh is also a UNESCO City of Literature and the city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover the best things to do in Edinburgh with this complete visitor guide which includes useful visiting advice, travel information, and much more.

Free Things to Do in Scotland – Complete Visitor Guide

Scotland is a country where the best things in life really are free, especially when it comes to world-famous attractions like Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, The Quiraing on Skye, and Ben Nevis in the Highlands.

Discover a collection of the best free things to do in Scotland with this complete visitor guide which includes an interactive map, sightseeing advice, and a detailed overview of each attraction.

New Lanark Visitor Guide

New Lanark World Heritage Site is situated on the banks of the Falls of Clyde close to the small town of Lanark in Lanarkshire, and not only is it a UNESCO site of worldwide importance but it’s also a really good tourist attraction that will keep both kids and adults entertained during their visit.

Dallas Dhu Distillery Visitor Guide

Dallas Dhu began life as the Dallasmore distillery in 1898 when entrepreneur Alexander Edward saw an opportunity to meet the rising demand for fine malts to be included in the blends that were popular at the time. The distillery no longer produces spirit but is instead operated by Historic Environment Scotland as a tourist attraction.

New Abbey Corn Mill Visitor Guide

The New Abbey Corn Mill, situated in the lovely village of New Abbey in Dumfries and Galloway, offers a glimpse into the history of Scotland’s ancient grain milling craft with a complete working set of original milling machinery.

Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop Visitor Guide

If you’re in any way romantically inclined you should probably take a visit to the famous Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop on the Scottish border near the Solway Firth (which you can read about in my Complete Guide to the Solway Firth).