Attractions in Scotland

Explore a variety of attractions in Scotland and hear tales of kings and queens, see striking cliff-top castles and reveal science’s latest inventions. Whether you want to step onboard a Royal yacht in Leith, climb over 150 steps up St Rules Tower for views out across Fife or try your hand at keyhole surgery in Dundee, there are plenty of attractions in Scotland to fill the days, weeks and months of your trip.

Each region of Scotland has plenty of attractions, which cover history, science, religion, wildlife and much more. Take a look at the gardens of Argyll, the castles of Ayrshire and find whisky distilleries and literary landmarks across the country.

The attractions in Scotland are well worth a visit - you never know what stories you might uncover.


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A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre

Science museums

Delve into a fascinating world in the science museums in Scotland. Get hands-on with exhibits in these high-tech centres.

Explore Scotland's exciting attractions

Looking up to Edinburgh Castle at the top of Arthur's Seat

Plan a trip around some of Scotland’s fascinating castles with ideas on what mysterious ruins and imposing properties to visit.

The inscription on a memorial cairn at Culloden Visitor Centre marking the site of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 near Inverness
Historic sites

Discover Scotland's past at historic sites ranging from battlefields to crumbling ruins and Edinburgh's medieval Old Town.

A couple gaze out over Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Discover a fantastic mix of attractions, history, shopping and fine dining across Scotland's seven cities.

A variety of cars on show inside the Riverside Museum
Free things to do

The dynamic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow boast a number of free attractions from the Fringe to art galleries and museums.

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