British Golf Museum
The British Golf Museum is just 67 yards from the famous Old Course at St Andrews in Fife! Visit the museum to soak up 500 years of golfing history in The Home of Golf. Learn about the origins of the ancient game and about golfing pioneers like ‘Old’ Tom Morris and James Braid. Imaginative exhibitions and multimedia displays help bring the glorious game to life. After visiting the British Golf Museum, you’ll want to head straight out onto the golf course. But with more than 500 golf courses in the country, which one will it be?
Visit Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park, where the Scottish international football team play their home fixtures in Glasgow. Attend a game or go along on a non-match day for the Hampden Experience. Explore the Scottish Football Museum with its 2,500 displayed objects, including the world’s oldest trophy, the Scottish Cup. Meet Scottish football legends in the Hall of Fame and take the Stadium Tour to see the changing rooms before walking down the tunnel to the noise of the famous ‘Hampden roar’.
Go to Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish rugby, in Edinburgh. Watch the Scotland rugby team play a home 6 Nations game or catch professional club side Edinburgh Rugby in action in the RaboDirect Pro 12 league or in the Heineken Cup. Take the free Murrayfield Stadium Tour on a non-match day to learn about the rich history of the stadium, visit the Scotland changing room and hear legendary tales of past triumphs.
Mountain biking is hugely popular in Scotland and the Nevis Range in the Highlands boasts some of the best mountain bike trails in the country, regularly hosting the Mountain Bike World Cup. See the world’s best mountain bikers in action or take to the trails yourself, with options for everyone from novices to experienced mountain bikers. In winter time, the Nevis Range becomes one of the country’s best ski and snowboard resorts, with a fantastic range of runs and Scotland’s only mountain gondola.
The David Coulthard Museum
The David Coulthard Museum in the village of Twynholm in Dumfries & Galloway boasts the most complete collection of memorabilia of any Formula 1 racing driver, past or present. The museum was started by the accomplished Scottish driver’s father and almost every trophy won by David Coulthard is on display. Among the many exhibits is the original Red Bull RB2 racing car that Coulthard drove in the Monaco Grand Prix, delivering Red Bull’s maiden victory.
The Scottish Cycle Museum
The Scottish Cycle Museum at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway showcases an amazing collection of bicycles. The highlight is a replica of the first ever bicycle invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a Drumlanrig blacksmith, in 1839. A number of Victorian tricycles and penny farthings also feature and there are fun educational tours for children too.