Scotland

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Overlooking the city from its crag, Edinburgh Castle commands attention. Fascinating sites within include Edinburgh’s oldest building, St. Margaret's Chapel; the medieval siege cannon Mons Meg; and the 15th-century Crown Square.

Scotland, 011-44-131-668-8800, www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Tags: family | things to do | culture | architecture | history | tour | world heritage site

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Reopened in 2007 after a three-year, $56.6 million refurbishment, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove is once again Scotland’s must-see museum. Impressionist masterpieces, mummies, dinosaurs and Viking relics occupy the revamped facility.

Argyle St., Scotland, 011-44-141-276-9599, www.glasgowmuseums.com
Tags: family | things to do | history | museum | gallery

Loch Ness

The alleged home of Scotland’s most famous resident, Nessie, the 700-foot-deep Loch Ness entices droves of hopeful visitors. If unlucky searching the waters, tourists can take advantage of area fishing, golfing and whisky distilleries.

Inverness-shire, Scotland, 011-44-845-225-5121, www.loch-ness-scotland.com
Tags: family | golf | things to do | history | fishing

National Gallery of Scotland

A must for art enthusiasts of the Renaissance through Impressionist eras, the National Gallery houses works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, and other luminaries. Scottish painters are highlighted.

The Mound, Scotland, 011-44-131-624-6200, www.nationalgalleries.org
Tags: art | things to do | gallery

Rosslyn Chapel

Garnering instant fame for its role in The Da Vinci Code, Rosslyn Chapel’s elaborate medieval masonry evokes its spellbinding history. Over five and a half centuries old, the Chapel draws scholars, tourists and Freemasons alike.

Scotland, 011-44-131-440-2159, www.rosslynchapel.org.uk
Tags: things to do | architecture | history

St. Andrews

Golf addicts take note: if you’re eager to play the famous Old Course at St. Andrew’s, book your tee time at least three months in advance (six if planning a summer visit).

St. Andrews Links, Scotland, 011-44-1334-477036, www.standrews.org.uk
Tags: golf | historic | things to do | sports

The Isle of Skye

The isle where romantic royal Bonnie Prince Charlie hid after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, Skye is rich in Scottish lore. Cuillin Ridge in Central Skye calls to adventurous hikers.

Highlands and Islands, Scotland, www.skye.co.uk
Tags: hiking | things to do | culture | history

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