Places to visit - Scotland Directory

Centre for Contemporary Arts

Centre for Contemporary Arts Centre for Contemporary Arts ( CCA ) continues to be a lively hub for creative activity in Glasgow city centre. As well as cutting-edge exhibitions, the year-round programme includes film screenings, music, literature, spoken word,

Paisley Art Institute

Paisley Art Institute It is an auspicious year for many cultural institutions in Paisley, with the 850th Anniversary of Paisley Abbey, St Mirren winning the Scottish Communities League Cup, the town hosting the Gaelic Mod, and Paisley Art Institute celebrating

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection Renowned Impressionist works are to be seen together for the very first time at The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. Burrell's Masters of Impressionism exhibition, which begins in July and runs for six months, will have something to offer

Castle Galleries

Castle Galleries Your World Our Art Contemporary fine art from leading Scottish artist Alexander Milar A STUNNING new spring collection of original artwork, signed limited editions and sculpture is now available at Castle Galleries in Glasgow. Among other

The Barony Centre

The Barony Centre Celebrating Craft and Design Craft Town Scotland, a community-led initiative, this highly rated visitor attraction features nine studios and the Barony Centre a beautifully converted former church. Here, visitors can see innovative

Mansfield park gallery

Mansfield park gallery Mansfield Park Gallery & Picture Framers This independently run gallery in Glasgow’s west end sells a range of paintings, photographs, ceramics and prints by living, Scottish artists. Proprietor Victoria Cassidy, a Glasgow school of

Logan Fish Pond

Logan Fish Pond This marine life centre at Port Logan, Stranraer, is the world’s oldest. Visitors can see more than 50 species of fish, including cod, pollack, turbot and conger eels, set in a stunning, historically interesting setting. Opening times:

Cream O’ Galloway

Cream O’ Galloway This organic dairy farm and activity centre at Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, is deliciously good fun for all. You can explore the nature trails, take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife and, of course, eat tasty ice-cream. There’s also

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Drumlanrig Castle Set on the spectacular 90,000 - acre Queensberry Estate in the heart of Dumfriesshire, there are many miles of cross-country-style bike routes, as well as bikes to hire. The Scottish Cycling Museum, the castle itself, a

Jedforest Deer & Farm Park

Jedforest Deer & Farm Park Park life Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, at Jedburgh, has a host of fun to keep visitors all active. Explore the hills, streams and woods and see animals of all shapes and sizes. There are also places to play, relax and refuel.

St Abbs & Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve (VMR)

St Abbs & Eyemouth VMR Marine Reserve Discover the amazing array of wildlife beneath the ocean waves at the fascinating St Abbs and Eyemouth Marine Reserve on the picturesque Borders coast. Visitors can take part in guided seashore safaris, or snorkeling and

Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens High Flyers See the ospreys at Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles. The gardens are one of the partners in the successful Tweed Valley Osprey Project, alongside the Forestry Commission Scotland and the RSPB, supported by Scottish Natural

Glentress Forest Lodges

Glentress Forest Lodges Glentress Forest lodges Located right next door to the 7stanes Glentress mountain-biking centre, Glentress Forest Lodges offer outdoor living in comfortable timber wigwams, less than three miles form the pretty Borders town of Peebles.

The Dick

The Dick Free Entry Ayrshire's leading museum and art gallery features a changing exhibition programme across two main galleries. It offers an innovative programme that caters for all the family and regularly features exhibitions from across the UK

Dalgarven Mill

The Museum of Ayrshire Country Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven Mill is a working 16th-century water mill located at Dalgarven, Dalry Road, near Kilwinning. It’s home to displays of rural exhibits and vintage costumes. You’ll also find lovely woodland walks and a coffee shop

Scottish Maritime Museum

Discover Scotland’s connection with the sea at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. View ships, boats and working machinery, and try a range of interactive activities.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Robbert Burns National Heritage Park The Robert Burns National Heritage Park honours the birthplace of the bard, Robert Burns. If you plan to visit the area the ideal starting point is his birthplace in Alloway, near Ayr.

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park Dig This Find out what it’s like to work on a farm with child-size working diggers and electric tractors. There’s even an Adventure Play Barn in which to make like a real farmer. Find this and a whole lot more fun at Heads of Ayr Farm Park.

The Drovers Inn

The Drovers Inn Quirky Delight A visiting experience in it self, the legendary Drovers’ Inn at Inverarnan, Ardlui. Offers an expansive menu, open fires, quirky seating arrangements, a host of stuffed animals (we kid you not) and is reputed to be haunted.

Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail

Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail High Flyers The Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail takes in the spectacular landscape of the Trossachs. Ideal for families, the trail has something for everyone whatever the time of year and is a great opportunity to spot some of Scotland’s