The Real Mary King’s Close is a tourist attraction located in the middle of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. The attraction allows visitors to step beneath the streets of Edinburgh into an underground labyrinth where the stories of the city’s past residents unfold through a series of exhibits and displays.Read More
Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is a bustling square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. This historic site is surrounded by classic tenement buildings that line the roads along the iconic West Bow and Victoria Street but it’s best known for the lively pubs and restaurants that offer superb outside seating areas.
The Grassmarket is one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh and it was originally used as a marketplace for horses and cattle.Read More
There are so many things I like about Scotland it’s an almost impossible task to say which is my favourite, but I think if I was pushed I’d put the dramatic mountains of the Cairngorms and the stunning forests of Perthshire at a joint number one, closely followed by the single malt whisky’s.Read More
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.Read More
Wick Heritage Museum in the North Highlands aims to promote the town’s history and culture through a collection of exhibits and artefacts.
The museum is located inside a large townhouse near Wick harbour where it showcases displays of Caithness glass, exhibits from the town’s fishing industry and much more.Read More
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.Read More
Scotland. Land of majestic mountains, scenic lochs and Windswept islands. Those are certainly some of the highlights but another attraction that consistently draws visitors back year after year are the castles. Discover the best ones to visit in this complete guide.Read More
The Highlands are traditionally considered to be one half of Scotland, with the other being the Lowlands (makes sense), and both areas are divided by a boundary that follows a lengthy section of the Highland Fault.Read More
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.
Learn everything you need to know about this amazing city in the guide to the absolute BEST places to visit in Glasgow.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
When you think of places to visit in Scotland you might be like the majority of tourists and have all the big-hitters first and foremost in your mind. Edinburgh. Glasgow. The Highlands. The Isle of Skye.
But there’s another region that’s often overlooked. That region is East Lothian. Find out why it’s such a special place in this guide.Read More