12 things to do in Scotland
The region of Fife is amazing for so many reasons, but one of the best is its convenient central location. This means that a huge range of days out are never far away. Whether you are searching for something fun or a relaxing weekend break, there are so many things to do in Scotland that you will be spoiled for choice!
It was difficult to narrow down just 12 things to do in Scotland, but here are our top picks of what our gorgeous country has to offer…
Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, containing more fresh water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. The ruin of Urquhart Castle sits upon its western shore, and visitors can embark on a cruise on the loch to look for the famous Loch Ness Monster.
The sight of Edinburgh Castle looming over the city’s skyline is stunning, and it is no less impressive when you take a look inside – you can discover the history of the castle with a guided tour or simply admire the incredible view over the city from the top of the Castle Rock.
Isle of Skye
This island has seen visitor numbers soar over the last few years, and it is no wonder – its stunning landscapes and rugged mountains attract those looking for a real taste of Scottish wilderness. The island has a rich history for visitors to explore and is also a great destination for wildlife spotting.
Located in the spectacular Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the imposing mountains and valleys of Glen Coe have featured in famous films, including James Bond’s Skyfall. Following the Glen Coe Geotrail will take you right into the heart of the Glen’s fiery volcanic past.
Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct
Harry Potter fans, this one is for you! The Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the movies as the route for the Hogwarts Express, and if you time your visit right you can even see the Jacobite steam train run over the bridge, making for a spectacular sight.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
If it is culture you are searching for, then look no further than Glasgow’s Kelvingrove – a museum and gallery with extensive, wide-ranging (and free!) collections of fossils, paintings, and much more.
North Coast 500
This recently introduced scenic route around Scotland’s north coast showcases the country’s fairy-tale castles, white sand beaches and historical ruins. The route takes five to seven days to complete, so it is perfect for those looking to fully experience Scotland’s rugged treasures.
Bag a Munro
Scotland is well-known for its mountainous landscapes, and a popular pastime for hillwalkers is to attempt to climb, or ‘bag’, all 282 Munros, which are mountains over 3,000ft. Munro bagging is a brilliant way to make your away around Scotland, taking in some of its most stunning views and landscapes.
The National Wallace Monument
This is one of Stirling and Scotland’s most distinctive landmarks, celebrating the story of Sir William Wallace throughout interactive exhibition galleries. It offers striking panoramic views across Scotland’s historic heartland and the recently added ‘Scotland’s Heroines’ exhibit is not to be missed.
The V&A Dundee
The V&A is one of the most exciting architectural wonders of Scotland, as well as the country’s first-ever design museum. The museum has a fascinating collection, and at its heart are the Scottish design galleries which feature artefacts from across Scotland.
St Andrews Cathedral and Castle
Standing tall on the coast of St Andrews is the town’s imposing cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest church until it fell into disrepair in the 16th century. It still makes for a majestic sight, as does the castle, which sits close by. Both can be entered for a small fee, and it is certainly worth it to see these stunning ruins up-close and learn about their history.
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Have a wild day out at Blair Drummond Safari Park, where you can get up close and personal with lions, giraffes, rhinos and much more. The Park is great for the kids and makes for a brilliant family day out – just be careful that the monkeys don’t run away with your wing mirrors!
There really are so many amazing things to do in Scotland, and all of our Campion Homes locations are conveniently located next to motorways and train stations – meaning there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy our beautiful country!
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