Visit Scotland's UNESCO Sites 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. If you've got more time, why not pick two to combine on one break?
THE UNESCO TRAIL GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEYS
Time: Choose from 4-day to 8-day trips
Choose a part of the trail to explore and experience a different area of Scotland. To make things easy for you, we’ve pulled together six different journeys covering each part of the country, and you can easily create a trip which combines any number of them.
You could start in the south of Scotland, and then explore Edinburgh and Dundee, or why not head north to the biosphere and geopark of the north west Highlands? If you’ve got time you could sail over to Orkney, Shetland or the Outer Hebrides. Or take your time slowly exploring Glasgow and nearby New Lanark and the Antonine Wall sites.
Each of our journeys provides travel information with tips on how to get to the area, making it simple for you to start planning your own unique journey, as well as prioritising the most sustainable travel options available. We’ve also highlighted things to do, places to stay, food and drink, local tips and ways to travel around.
UNESCO Sites to Explore in Scotland's Northern Isles
Explore the two UNESCO sites in Scotland's northern isles. Shetland is a recognised Global Geopark, while Orkney is home to the World Heritage Site of Heart of Neolithic Orkney.View Journey
Explore the UNESCO Site in the Outer Hebrides
Head over to the Outer Hebrides to learn more about St Kilda, a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a very special and hard to access place, but there's plenty you can learn while on the larger Hebridean islands.View Journey
UNESCO Sites to Explore in North Scotland
Check out the beautiful UNESCO sites of North Scotland - the Wester Ross Biosphere and the North West Highlands Geopark.View Journey
Explore South Scotland's UNESCO Site
Travel easily to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. Why not begin your trip at one of the biosphere communities where you’ll be given a warm welcome and information to help you explore?View Journey
UNESCO Sites to Explore in Central West Scotland
In central west Scotland you have three UNESCO sites to discover - the Antonine Wall, New Lanark and Glasgow, City of Music.View Journey
UNESCO Sites to Explore in Central East Scotland
There are four UNESCO sites to explore in this central east spot. Explore Edinburgh with two designations and then travel across and stop to learn more about the Forth Bridge. Your final stop is Dundee, our City of Design.View Journey