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  • Culture

    Architecture

    The architecture in Scotland can be traced back till before the Bronze Age. Visitors will be stunned at the diversity of the Scottish architecture that drew off various styles across the world, influencing the construction and style of the buildings.

  • Art Galleries

    Smith Art Gallery & Museum

    The Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery contains important historical collections that were inherited from collector and painter Thomas Stuart Smith who died in 1869. John Lessels designed the gallery building, which was built on the same grounds as the Stirling Castle and today there is an exhibition dedicated to the Stirling Story.

  • Art Galleries

    The Burrell Collection

    The Burrell Collection is one of the largest collections of artwork to ever be amassed by one person. It was bequeathed to the city of Glasgow by the millionaire Sir William Burrell and it features some 8000 items. The collection is so big that only about 3000 of the items in the collection are on display at any one time – a massive amount that will require a lot of time if you are to enjoy ...

  • Castles

    Bishops Palace

    Kirkwall on Orkney Island is home to the Bishop’s Palace which was built in the mid-12th century for Bishop William the Old, near the St Magnus Cathedral. The Bishop was a friend and crusading companion of Earl Rognvald Kolsson, the cathedral’s founder. The Bishop and his staff moved here from their original seat of power in Birsay. The Islands were then under the rule of the King of Norway.

  • Castles

    Culzean

    The top floor apartment of Culzean Castle was presented to General Eisenhower in 1945 in recognition of his role during World War II – a thank you from Scotland. Today that apartment is rented to paying guests by the National Trust for Scotland, who received the castle from the 5th Marquess of Ailsa and the Kennedy family in 1945.

  • Attractions

    Churches

    Elgin Cathedral: Magnificent Architecture of Medieval Times As you walk the grounds of the Elgin Cathedral, the first thought that comes to mind is the intricate detail that was achieved over 700 years ago in this enchanted land. Located in the town of Elgin, in the Scottish council area of Moray, this cathedral is a reminder of the diligence of those who built houses of worship without ...

  • Fife

    St Andrews

    St Andrews is a wonderfully historical town which seems built for exploring. The town centre is still intact and has a strong medieval layout which makes for fascinating walking tours and excursions. If you take your time you will find several delightful old treasures in amongst the streets, buildings and shopping districts. Shopping is best enjoyed at Market Street and South Street. Maps ...

  • Stirling and Trossachs

    Stirling

    Situated in central Scotland, Stirling is a timeless city filled with grace and splendor. Though still relatively new (it was only declared a city in 2002), Stirling has long been established as a town and castle fortress. The old town, which is situated in the shadow of Stirling Castle, has a very medieval flair. Here you will find numerous old buildings as you make your way ...

  • Regions

    Edinburgh and Lothians

    If you are planning a trip to Scotland, you have to make a stop at Edinburgh. Rich in history, tradition and culture, the capital of Scotland has a lot to offer any tourist. Whether you head for the City of Edinburgh or the surrounding Lothians, you will no doubt find something that captivates and intrigues you.