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Best things to do in Scotland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“An absolute must see of historic significance and great context for Edinburgh and its generations that have gone before.”
656 locals recommend
Museum
“Such a great museum with lovely eateries too. The Tower Restaurant is very special on the top floor. Have a cocktail on the terrace first the views are stunning.”
569 locals recommend
Mountain
“Its a bit of a walk to the top but well it for the best views of the city and surrounds. Marvel at Edinburgh’s sweeping cityscape from high above at Arthur’s Seat. An enjoyable hike through the lush terrain, grassy slopes and diverse natural structures will lead to the peak of a collection of hills, otherwise known as Arthur’s Seat. Spot iconic sites from the top such as Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. The summit will offer ever extending views of the city, sea and countryside of Scotland.”
874 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“One of the UK's most visited art galleries, it has something for every member of the family. It hosts musical events at the weekend too.”
354 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“On a nice day, at any time of year, the Botanics are a great place to visit. As well as wandering around these beautiful gardens, there are amazing glasshouses, a cafe and a shop, as well as being able to catch glimpses of the city and castle. Check out their website - they commonly have things going on (e.g., Christmas at the Botanics (light installations) and the Luna cinema).”
551 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Ten minutes walk from our AirBnB - Home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.”
343 locals recommend
Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
159 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Stroll around the gardens and in the summer time you might encounter some of the open air Bard in the Park (Shakesperian plays) performances. The Botanics are on the top of Byres Rd in the West End.”
175 locals recommend
Park
“have a walk in the biggest park of the city, super cute squirrels and relaxing paths, oasis of peace right in the city centre”
330 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
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“One of the north Coast’s biggest attraction. Free to visit the stones however there is admission charge for the visitors centre and car park. ”
101 locals recommend
Museum
“Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. Get hands on with our interactive displays. Walk through Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bar and subway. Climb aboard a train, tram or bus and get a real feel for old public transport. Discover Glasgow's rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine. There are over 90 large touch screens panels full of images, memories and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects. There really is something for all ages to enjoy at the Riverside Museum.”
134 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of high street shops including M&S, Zara, Frasers, Boots, Superdrug. Also good place to pick up souvenirs at tourist”
214 locals recommend
Park
“Princes Street gardens runs along Edinburgh's main shopping street. If the weather is nice, its a great place to sit and watch the world go by. ”
163 locals recommend
Park
“Great views, some interesting history, and even a fantastic restaurant, Calton Hill is well worth a visit. The access via Blenheim Place provides a slightly gentler climb to the top that the steps or the road.”
255 locals recommend
Hotel
“Shimmering Loch Lomond is a 20 minute drive from Glasgow. Boat trips can be booking on loch.”
76 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a beautiful red sandstone building on Queen Street housing regular exhibitions and events.”
214 locals recommend