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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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City Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Glasgow Science Centre

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.

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Historic Places to visit Strathyclyde

The Complete Guide to Visiting Bonawe Iron Furnace in Argyll

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.

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

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Tall Ship in Glasgow

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.

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Central Scotland City Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting the Falkirk Wheel in Central Scotland

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.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Edinburgh Guided Tours

Top 25 Things to do in Edinburgh: Location, Details + Videos!

There’s a huge number of things to do in Edinburgh which offer locals and visitors alike a great time, whether it’s climbing to the top of an extinct volcano, wandering down the atmospheric medieval streets that join the Royal Mile or exploring the grandest castle in Europe, all in a compact city that’s easy to navigate and oozes culture and history from every nook and cranny.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Free Places to Visit Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

The Top FREE Things to do in Scotland – The Complete Guide

I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got a day off work I just love getting outside and exploring Scotland, especially if it’s a sunny day and there’s a visitor attraction I’ve been itching to check out for a while.

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Historic Places to visit Strathyclyde

The Complete Guide to Visiting New Lanark World Heritage Site in South Scotland

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.

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Grampian Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Dallas Dhu Distillery in North East Scotland

Many distilleries have been and gone in the intervening years but luckily for whisky-loving tourists the distillery at Dallas Dhu is now in the protection of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) who have restored this fascinating part of Scotland’s history back to its former glory, although unfortunately it no longer produces spirit.

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Dumfries and Galloway Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting New Abbey Corn Mill in South West Scotland

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.

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Dumfries and Galloway Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop in South West Scotland

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).