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Where To Go and What to See and Do

What is there to see?  The answer is - plenty!  Historic Scotland has castles and abbeys, standing stones and chambered cairns;  if you are interested in history, every day will be full of interest!. Forestry Commission Scotland's forests have paths for walking and cycling and bird-watching or just enjoying the peacefulness;  Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centres are the place to go for snacks and meals - and some retail therapy;  there is a wide range of tweeds and woollens in their shops.  

Historic ScotlandEdinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle – three magnificent castles in the care of Historic Scotland. Oher places to visit are Threave Castle in the South West (where you may spot an osprey as you cross the river in a small boat), Fort George near Nairn and Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban.  Each one adds another piece to the jigsaw which is Scotland's history.

For great value for money, ask about Historic Scotland's Explorer Passes - staff at HS properties can tell you moreHistoric Scotland

Edinburgh Woollen Mill ScotlandFood and drink are important on your holiday, so include a visit to one of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centres, for a snack or a meal; you can also do some shopping for good-quality knitwear and tweeds or tartans. There are several Woollen Mill centres in Scotland.  

Make sure you visit one of the  Forestry Commission Scotland forests, where you can walk, cycle and bird-watch along the forest trails; there are walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness. Some of the forests have excellent visitor centres where you will find detailed information, knowledgeable staff, a shop and a restaurant.   Forestry Commission Scotland  Whatever the season, the forests are full of life and colour, from Glenmore Forest Park in the north to Galloway Forest Park in the south, and plenty in between.

Castles, gardens, houses, forests, and visitor centres to visit in Scotland


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