Visitor Centres

What better way to discover new and unique insights into local culture, nature and heritage than by choosing to visit one of the visitor centres detailed here?

Auchentoshan Distillery
Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery , Glasgow West End G81 4SJ

Established in 1823, Auchentoshan is a smooth, Triple Distilled Single Malt whisky that challenges perceptions by doing things differently.

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Culzean Castle and Country Park
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dean Castle Country Park
Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...

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Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow South Side G51 1EA

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions situated on the banks of the Clyde.

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House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!

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Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed...

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Kelburn Estate & Country Centre
Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, Largs KA29 0BE

A 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest!

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Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch G83 8QL

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located within the boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland....

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Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre
Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Ben Lomond Way Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch G83 8QL

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 20 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. The aquarium offers great fun for all the...

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Loch Lomond Shores
Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores Ben Lomond Way, Balloch G83 8QL

Loch Lomond Shores is a great day out offering designer shopping, an aquarium, restaurants and cafes and outdoor activities - all with fantastic views across Loch Loch Lomond!

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RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve , Gartocharn

Located on the south-east shores of the loch, RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond has a variety of habitats from ancient woodlands to wildflower meadows and swampy grasslands.

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The Clydeside Distillery
The Clydeside Distillery

100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow West End G3 8QQ

The Clydeside Distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery and visitor experience in the heart of Glasgow.

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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow City Centre G1 3NU

The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile.

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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary Barcaldine, Oban PA37 1SE

Now in its 36th year,The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary opens a window into a watery wonderland teeming with amazing sea creatures of astonishing variety...

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The Tall Ship at Riverside
The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

The Tall Ship operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours, school visits and costumed volunteer days.

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Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre
Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre

The Courtyard 254b Wellshot Road, Glasgow East End G32 7AX

Tollcross Children's Farm and Courtyard are located at the Wellshot road entrance to Tollcross Park.The Courtyard, which dates back to the 19th century...

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Visitor Centres in East Renfrewshire

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road, Eaglesham G760QQ

Whitelee Windfarm is Europe's largest windfarm and is located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from Glasgow!

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Visitor Centres in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR

Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, is an award winning farm, museum and discovery centre!

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Archerfield Walled Garden
Archerfield Walled Garden

Archerfield Estate Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5HQ

We look forward to welcoming you through our doors to experience everything the Walled Garden has to offer: a cafe/restaurant serving imaginative and...

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BT Murrayfield Stadium
BT Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield Stadium Roseburn Street, Edinburgh West EH12 5P

Murrayfield Stadium (known as BT Murrayfield Stadium for sponsorship reasons, or usually just known as Murrayfield) is a sports stadium located in the...

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2ND

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and...

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Department Of Mysteries
Department Of Mysteries

9 Blair Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1QR

Enter a world of Witchcraft and Wizardry in this Harry Potter themed escape room.

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Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth

112 - 116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8AS

Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of...

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Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set...

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Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo

Gavieside NA, West Calder EH55 8P

Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian. We are located about half a mile of the...

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Gilmerton Cove
Gilmerton Cove

16 Drum Street, Edinburgh South EH17 8QH

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads.After five years of work...

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Gorgie City Farm
Gorgie City Farm

51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh West EH11 2LA

Gorgie City Farm has been a much-loved part of the local community in Edinburgh for the past 30 years. We are dedicated to inspiring local people and...

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Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL

Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland\'s finest stately home at its heart. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun...

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National Museum of Flight Scotland
National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF

Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Climb on...

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National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20A Inverleith Row, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5LR

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction...

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Royal Highland Centre
Royal Highland Centre

Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, Edinburgh West EH28 8NB

The Royal Highland Centre is Scotland’s premier indoor and outdoor events venue set in parkland just minutes from Edinburgh Airport and the city centre...

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Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery

NA The Mound, Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2EL

The Scottish National Gallery is one of Scotland’s top free visitor attractions. It is made up of three interconnected buildings, right in the heart...

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Scottish Owl Centre
Scottish Owl Centre

NA Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD

The Scottish Owl Centre is the home to Scotland's largest collection of owls. Located in Polkemmet County Park, it is both a fun and educational day out for the whole family.

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Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament

, Edinburgh Old Town EH99 1SP

Scotland's Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Constructed from...

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Scottish Seabird Centre
Scottish Seabird Centre

NA The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS

The Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock...

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The Edinburgh Dungeon
The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DF

The Edinburgh Dungeon is an 80 minute journey through 1000 years of Scotland's horrible history. Tours leave around 10 minutes apart and guided by a full...

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The Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Drive, Leith EH6 6JJ

Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the...

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The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NE

Visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of...

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Water of Leith Conservation Trust
Water of Leith Conservation Trust

24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh West EH14 1TQ

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: The Trust promotes education and recreation...

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Visitor Centres in Fife

Centre for Stewardship: Falkland Estate
Centre for Stewardship: Falkland Estate

The Stables Falkland Estate, Falkland KY15 7AF

The Falkland Estate is a place of learning and recreation Centre for Stewardship, located on the outskirts of the village of Falkland. Weddings and other events can be also be held there.

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Darnleys Distillery
Darnleys Distillery

East Newhall Farm Kingsbarns, Nr St Andrews KY16 8QE

Darnley's Gin is a family owned Scottish Gin making award-winning spirit in the Kingdom of Fife on the East coast of Scotland.

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Deep Sea World
Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World Forthside Terrace , North Queensferry KY11 1JR

Deep Sea World welcomes you on a voyage of discovery where learning can be exciting and fun!

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Kirkcaldy Galleries
Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG

Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift shop and children's areas - all under one roof!

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Lindores Abbey Distillery
Lindores Abbey Distillery

Lindores Abbey Distillery Abbey Road, Newburgh, Nr Cupar KY14 6HH

Lindores Abbey Distillery, Fife. The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. Revived after 523 years.

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St Andrews Aquarium
St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium The Scores , St Andrews KY169

St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest locations in the historic town and is a perfect destination for all things fishy.

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St Andrews Botanic Garden
St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT

A national treasure in the heart of St Andrews. Discover 18 acres of rare and unusual plants as well as an extensive glasshouse range.

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The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar KY15 4NQ

The Scottish Deer Centre is spread over 55 acres of Fife countryside just outside Cupar, and is home to 13 species of deer from around the world along with other animals.

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Visitor Centres in Lanarkshire

Airdrie Observatory
Airdrie Observatory

Within Airdrie Library Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG

One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike.Located...

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Biggar Gasworks Museum
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ

Biggar Gasworks Museum is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

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Biggar Puppet Theatre
Biggar Puppet Theatre

8 Broughton Road, Biggar ML12 6HA

Victorian Style Puppet Theatre - The home of International Purves Puppets. Theatre seating 100 showing special glow in the dark large scale puppet shows...

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Calderglen Country Park
Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ

Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction based in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire featuring a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Adventure Play Area and more!

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David Livingstone Centre
David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

Celebrating the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa.

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Discover Amazonia
Discover Amazonia

M&Ds Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell ML1 3RT

Discover Amazonia, situated within M&Ds at Strathclyde Park, is Scotlands only indoor tropical rainforest, packed full of exotic plants and animals.Come...

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National Museum of Rural Life
National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.

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New Lanark World Heritage Site
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is located at the top of Hamilton Road, just opposite the station. Due to the relocation of the council archives and...

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Palacerigg Country Park
Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park , Cumbernauld G67 3HU

Enjoy the rare breeds collection, wildlife, Millennium longhouses, environmental education, kids play park and much more at Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld!

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RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve
RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ

RSPB Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too.

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Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre
Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

The Dyeworks New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner.

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Visitor Centres in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Castle Semple Visitor Centre
Castle Semple Visitor Centre

Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA

The Visitor Centre and Country Park provide a great place to enjoy ‘wonderful water, walks and wildlife’ all year round in the ancestral homelands...

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Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Regional Park HQ Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lochwinnoch PA10 2PZ

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 108 square miles and contains two country parks with visitor centres at Castle Semple Loch and Muirshiel...

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Coats Observatory
Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE

Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect...

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Finlaystone Country Estate
Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate , Langbank PA14 6TJ

Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan.

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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre
Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre Cornalees Bridge, Inverkip PA16 9LX

Situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s water catchment area, near the Greenock and Kelly Cuts – narrow canal-like aqueducts designed by Robert Thom...

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Lamont City Farm
Lamont City Farm

Lamont City Farm Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6EZ

Lamont City Farm is a vibrant community project located in Erskine, Renfrewshire.At Lamont Farm, you can meet a wide variety of domesticated animals,...

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Muirshiel Visitor Centre
Muirshiel Visitor Centre

Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park gives easy access to ‘great walking in hen harrier countryside’ in what was once an impressive Victorian shooting...

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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF

RSPB Lochwinnoch is the best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, nature centre and visitor trails.

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Visitor Centres in Stirling and Falkirk

Argaty Red Kites
Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites Lerrocks, Doune FK16 6EJ

Here on our farm just north of Stirling, we run Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their...

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park By Stirling, Stirling FK9 4UR

Scotland’s safari park is located between Stirling and Doune, and is the only place in the country where you can see elephants and giraffes.Voted the...

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Deanston Distillery
Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery , Doune FK16 6AG

Our wonderful distillery, on the banks of the River Teith, has always been at the very heart of Deanston.It first opened its doors in 1785, not as a distillery...

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Go Ape Aberfoyle
Go Ape Aberfoyle

The Lodge - Forest Visitor Centre. Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle FK8 3SX

Our first Tree Top Adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (...

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Green Aspirations Scotland CIC
Green Aspirations Scotland CIC

Tir na nOg Balunning, Balfron Station G63 0NF

Green Aspirations Scotland offers craft experiences, Bushcraft Birthday Parties, team building & natural products.We are a woodland based social enterprise...

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Mugdock Country Park
Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park Milngavie, Mugdock G62 8EL

Located in beautiful semi-natural and formal landscapes yet only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the countryside.

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The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Heritage Centre Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ

In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would...

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The Engine Shed
The Engine Shed

NA Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

A place to explore your built heritageOur built heritage tells countless stories: of the people who built them, lived in them and used them. We passionately...

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The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel Lime Road, Falkirk FK1 4RS

The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boat lift, as much an icon for Scotland as it is an engineering masterpiece!

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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Duke's Pass, Aberfoyle FK8 3SX

Whether you want to do a little or do a lot, The Lodge is made for you. Relax and enjoy the spectacular views, stroll to the waterfall, visit the Red...

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The National Wallace Monument
The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge...

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