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Scotland

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries

Popular things to do in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle ©
Castle
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
The Royal Mile ©
Landmark
The Royal Mile Edinburgh
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
National Museum of Scotland ©
Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Specialty Museum
Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Tourists flock to the historic Highlands to search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, but things to do in Scotland include many other activities. The small country is not only packed with thousands of years of history, but also outstanding natural wonders, many of which remain part of Cairngorms National Park. From Edinburg Castle to family-oriented museums like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. The county of Aberdeenshire delights visitors with its castles, while the Hebrides boasts unspoiled beaches and fine whisky distilleries.

Historic Sites in Scotland

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The Real Mary King's Close ©
Historic Site
The Real Mary King's Close Edinburgh
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
St Giles' Cathedral ©
Church
St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens Golspie
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Scotland

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Arthur's Seat ©
Geologic Formation
Arthur's Seat Edinburgh
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
River Ness ©
Water Body
River Ness Inverness
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Loch Ness ©
Water Body
Loch Ness Loch Ness Region
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Mountain
Nevis Range Mountain Resort Torlundy
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Scotland

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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours Inverness
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Steall Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Steall Waterfall Fort William
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Glen Coe ©
Valley
Glen Coe Glencoe
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Castle
Eilean Donan Castle Kyle of Lochalsh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Scotland

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Observation Deck
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Edinburgh
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Auto Race Track
Glasgow Tigers Speedway Glasgow
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Theme Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park Carrbridge
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Durness Beach ©
Beach
Durness Beach Durness
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Scotland

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Plockton Seal Trips
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Plockton Seal Trips Plockton
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Wildlife Area
Highland Titles Nature Reserve Duror
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aigas Field Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Aigas Field Centre Beauly
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
ScotBeer Tours ©
Nightlife
ScotBeer Tours Edinburgh
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Butterworth Gallery ©
Art Gallery
The Butterworth Gallery Ballogie
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
The Malt Whisky Trail ©
Hiking Trail
The Malt Whisky Trail Moray
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Rutherfords Micropub ©
Nightlife
Rutherfords Micropub Kelso
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

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