Scotland’s UNESCO Trail spans the length and the breadth of the country. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult deciding where to start exploring. To make things easy for you, we’ve pulled together individual journeys you can take in every direction, highlighting top attractions, locations to base yourself in, recommendations on where to stay and where to eat, helpful advice on how to get around, and much more.

Journey by location

There are 13 designations across Scotland. We've broken them down into six separate journeys by location so you can enjoy a longer break in one location.

Find a UNESCO journey by location

Looking over the rocky shore to the grass and flat land stretching back from the sea

Other ways to experience the trail

We've got great attractions and activities to keep the kids entertained for hours and get them learning about Scotland’s top UNESCO sites.

Or if you're short on time, it’s possible to enjoy the wonders of Scotland’s UNESCO Trail on a short break, but still travel sustainably.

Two onlookers take in Skara Brae, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site by the Bay of Skaill, Orkney