Things To See & Do in Scotland
What unique and incredible things do you want to do in Scotland?
Let the kids learn new stories in amazing attractions, take your friends to a new festival or spend some time relaxing at stunning nature spots.
There are a million memorable things to do from the world's only UNESCO Trail to exhilarating bike parks and watersports on fast-flowing but beautiful rivers.
You're sure to find the ideal attraction, activity, event. It won't just be an incredible moment at the time, it'll be one to share with friends and treasure forever.
Days out ideas
Get right into the heart of a historic castle, discover magical stories with the kids, or admire breath-taking works of art. Where will you spend your day?
Make new memories at some of our most popular attractions, or uncover some incredible film locations. We've got some of the best places to spend some precious time.
From wildlife-spotting family-friendly walks to paddleboarding along lochs or white-knuckle mountain biking routes, our outdoor activities are guaranteed to thrill all ages and abilities.
Discover the beauty of Scotland's outdoors at these attractions. You'll find the perfect spot for a moment's escape, where you can reconnect with the magic of nature.
10 of Scotland's most inspiring spots
Explore our list of inspiring spots across Scotland that have influenced some of the world’s greatest stories.
Iconic nature spots in the Scottish Highlands
Visit conservation sites & stunning reserves, get involved in wildlife projects and find out more about sustainability.
15 beautiful nature reserves to explore in Scotland
It’s time to get out on the road and discover (or rediscover!) some of the many nature reserves which Scotland has to offer.
Where to see Scottish farm animals
Our guide to some of our historic native breeds and animal, wildlife and food and drink experiences to enjoy when out on a Scottish farm.
Make new memories
Discover the unique experiences that will live with you forever. From immersive new events to world first trails and beginner-friendly watersports, you won't forget a day spent in Scotland.
2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
We’ve pulled together a handy guide on dates and times, travel information, accommodation and things to see and do nearby.
What's On This Year - An Annual Scottish Events Calendar
Get the most out of Scotland each season, from natural highlights and awesome activities to resolutely Scottish traditions and kick-ass events.
Highland Games in Scotland
From the tug o' war to the caber toss, Scotland's Highland games are not to be missed.
Edinburgh Festivals & The Fringe
Discover Edinburgh's summer festivals, including the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Authentic Scottish Events, Culture & Traditions
Experience authentic Scottish culture and traditions at events including Celtic music festivals, Highland games and whisky events.
Unique Scottish Adventures
Squeeze the most out of every minute by filling your time with unique adventures.
Your memorable experiences could include the world's only UNESCO Trail, see the dazzling Northern Lights or climb our highest peak.
Try something new
Choose the exhiliaring high of a new activity. Book beginners' lessons in any of our great activities, or visit somewhere new for a special adventure.
Food & Drink
Eating and drinking is such an important part of your break. With these ideas, you're guaranteed a memorable and delicious experience.
Find new ways to explore
Hear fascinating stories from a guide, follow a preset route for surprises around every corner, or pick and choose your favourite experiences from our suggested itineraries.
Tours, routes & trails
Our tour guides know the best and most interesting info on Scotland so sit back and enjoy these moments!
Go on a Harry Potter-filled tour, explore the east or west coast over a week, or take a train ride through the Highlands. What will your favourite moment be?
5 days of iconic attractions and hidden gems in Scotland
This itinerary will take you on a journey through all the iconic Scottish stops.
Edinburgh in 3 days - 72-hour Itinerary
Get ready for three awesome days as you follow our itinerary and explore the best of Edinburgh.
Scotland's Castle Trail
Discover the most famous and dramatic castles in the north east with our incredible 6-day itinerary.
Highland castles itinerary
See some of Scotland's most amazing castles as you tour the Highlands over four great days.
Harry Potter film and book locations itinerary
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter with our 4-day itinerary travelling from Edinburgh to the Highlands.
Hebridean Way Cycling Route
Follow this 185-mile cycle route, which crosses 10 islands in the blissful Outer Hebrides.
7 Days in the East of Scotland
Follow this itinerary to see the highlights of the east of Scotland including dramatic coastline, historic castles and awesome attractions!
West Highland Railway Line Itinerary
One of the most scenic rail journeys in the world.
Things to do for families
Get the most out of quality family time by trying new activities, or venture further to a new place and enjoy the magic of a new experience together.
10 family-friendly mountain biking trails in Scotland
One of the best ways to have fun with the kids is on two wheels along some family-friendly mountain bike trails.
17 family tours in Scotland
Run by those who know it best, these unique guided tours are the perfect way to enjoy family days out in Scotland.
18 Fantastic Island Attractions for the Whole Family
Here are some ideas for attractions and activities you can enjoy on Scotland’s islands throughout the year.
Get value for money
Get the most out of your day with these tips for money-saving and where to find the best value for your budget.
Offers & Deals for Great Days Out in Scotland
Discover offers and deals for great days out in Scotland. Including attractions, Scotrail's Kid's for a Quid and more!
Passes & Offers for Holidays, Attractions & Travel in Scotland
Find great value while in Scotland and take advantage of various offers, passes, discounts and deals.
Award-winning things to do
All of these businesses have won an award so you know you're guaranteed a great value experience.
Planning a longer break to Scotland? We've got everything you need for the trip of a lifetime - bring your dreams to life with the most incredible places you'll ever visit.
Scottish Holiday Inspiration
Beautiful places, breathtaking islands, and the easiest and most sustainble travel - your only problem is how to fit it all in to one holiday.
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