Must-See Destinations in Scotland

If you’ve never been to Scotland, there are some magical places you’ve been missing out on. Here are just a few:

Skara Brae

Located on the stunning Bay of Skaill in Orkney is Skara Brae, a perfectly preserved Neolithic settlement. It was discovered purely by chance in 1850 as a result of a storm. It is a wonderful example of ancient life and affectionately known as Scotland’s Pompeii. It is a site older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids!

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Edinburgh Gin Tour

If you love a tipple, then this is the tour for you. The gin industry in Scotland is as fantastic as its whiskey empire. A much-loved gin is the Edinburgh Gin and you can tour the distillery, learn about how the magic happens and even sample Edinburgh’s finest. Book a trip today with Coach Hire Dorset from

The Scottish Storytelling Centre

An ancient land like Scotland has some fascinating stories to tell. A visit to the Storytelling Centre is a must for hearing and celebrating the oral narrative of the nation. It is the first purpose-built centre for live storytelling anywhere in the world and it offers an incredibly cultural experience with its tales of old.

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel is a special and spiritual place, steeped in myth and legend due to its links to the hunt for the Holy Grail. It featured in the Dan Brown novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and can be found just outside Edinburgh. It’s a 15th century chapel with beautiful carvings and pillars. The chapel is a must-see destination if you’re visiting Scotland.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

This is where you’ll find Salvador Dalí’s Christ of Saint John of the Cross and the building itself is worth viewing as it’s beautiful inside and out. It contains around 8,000 objects and 22 themed galleries, so won’t disappoint and will provide a fascinating day out in the heart of Glasgow.

Edinburgh Castle

You cannot fail to miss Edinburgh Castle when you’re in the capital. Its majestic presence has dominated the skyline here for almost one thousand years. It sits atop an extinct volcano and contains mazes of rooms, awe-inspiring views and a long and dramatic history. From pirates to princes and from kings to prisoners, so much has happened here.

Camera Obscura

This is Edinburgh’s oldest visitor attraction that was purpose-built. For 175 years, it has offered strange and unusual ways to view the world with mirror mazes, bizarre illusions, a magic gallery and a morph machine! A visit here is not complete until you’ve seen the Camera Obscura itself, sitting high in the Victorian tower.

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Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA in Glasgow displays a staggering number of exhibits and is a wonderful place to visit for anyone interested in the arts. The building itself is worth a look, as the gallery is housed inside an impressive neoclassical building.



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