Places of Interest
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is a city if diverse contrasts, from its wonderful architecture, iconic hilltop castle and atmospheric cobbled streets of the old town, to the Georgian avenues, splendid shops and restaurants and beautiful parks of the new town. With so many attractions, including the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, the Grassmarket, the swish boutiques of the West End and the abundance of shops and museums in the city centre, Edinburgh is a wonderful destination to visit!
is Scotland’s ancient capital and it boasts some of the most amazing historical sites in the country. Visit the birthplace museum of Andrew Carnegie, the father of modern philanthropy who went on to become the richest man in the world. View the burial tomb of King Robert the Bruce which lie in the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey or visit the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, which is 1½ miles long and with its gigantic girder spans of 1710ft ranks as one of the great feats of civilization.
is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort and is globally recognised as the home of golf. Its 12th century castle has served as a fortress, palace and prison; whilst largely ruined, battered by centuries of conflict, its infamous ‘bottle dungeon’ and the underground mine still draws many visitors. St Andrews is also home to Scotland’s oldest university, now in its 600th year. Other attractions in the town include an aquarium, situated right by the sea, beautiful Botanic Gardens and the British Golf Museum, which sits on the edge of the famous St Andrews golf course.
Scotland’s fourth city, is situated in the Tay estuary, yet is closer to the countryside than any other Scottish city. Once heavily industrialised, Dundee is now developing exciting commercial, cultural, artistic and scientific dimensions and the magnificent glass-fronted Overgate shopping centre, multi-million pound waterfront redevelopment and its many cafés and restaurants have sealed the city’s status as an up and coming tourist destination.
has a lot to offer by way of visitor attractions and leisure activities. Heritage highlights include Scone Palace, the ancestral home of the Earls of Mansfield and the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Perth Black Watch Museum and Balhousie Castle, which offers an insight into one of the British Army’s, if not the world’s most famous fighting units. Perth Concert Hall, a dazzling glass fronted state of the art building, presents a regular programme of classical and popular music, comedy and dance. There is also a great range of shops, as well as a monthly farmer’s market and occasional craft markets.