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A list of Scotland Attractions to Visit with Websites, Images, Postcodes and links to Maps and Reviews. Telephone numbers are added where possible.

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Ben Nevis visitor centre and path 2 miles southeast of Fort William. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. The mountain attracts an estimated 225,000 visitors per year with most being walkers using the good Mountain Track from Glen Nevis on the south side of the mountain to the summit at 4,408 ft above sea level. Novice walkers following the Tourist Path take about 4 to 5 hours to reach the summit. For climbers and mountaineers, the main attraction is the 2,300 ft high cliffs of the north face. You do not need to hike to the top, as a walk to about 2,000 ft gives great views and allows you to experience the mountain.
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Nevis Range 5 miles east of Fort William on Aonach Mor mountain. There is a gondola that runs to the top station throughout the year for skiers, mountain bikers and tourists at 2,150ft. Tourists can use the gondola to visit the Snowgoose Restaurant, bar and kids play at the top station with excellent views and the many walks along the mountain. You can also hike to the top from the restaurant, about 2000ft from there to the summit at 4,000ft. Regular buses run between Fort William and the Nevis Range. Tel: 01397 705 825.
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Cairngorm Mountain about 10 miles southeast of Aviemore
Cairngorm is a mountain in the Gairngorms National Park by the town of Aviemore. At 4084 ft, it is the sixth highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Scotland's top ski resort was developed here from 1960 and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway opened in 2001. The top station has a Visitor Centre and Restaurant with some of the best views in Scotland. The top Ptarmigan Station is at approximately 3,599 ft.
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Highland Wildlife Park situated 9 miles south of Aviemore
The Highland Wildlife Park is a safari park and zoo near Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park. The Park opened in 1972, and is open every day of the year. The park has a variety of animals found in present day Scotland, and animals that were once present thousands of years ago. Visitors can drive round the Main Park in their cars, then can visit a walk round area. Tel: 01540 651 270.
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Battle of Bannockburn at Stirling in the South Highlands
This is the site of the most historic battle in Scotland in 1314, between the Scots and English. The site has a visitor centre, large circular memorial, and statue of King Robert the Bruce.
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Fingals Cave Island of Staffa off the Isle of Mull west coast
Fingals Cave is the Scotland end of the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Its struture is unique with a sea cave formed by hexagonall shaped basalt. You can enter the 227 foot cavern via a walkway just above the high water level.
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Culloden Moor situated about 7 miles east of Inverness
Cullodon Moor is where the last battle took place on British soil. The Battle of Culloden was the final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, taking place on the 16th April 1746. The Jacobite's tried to overthrow the reigning House of Hanover so as to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. After this decisive defeat, Charles Stuart gave up on any further attempts to challenge Hanoverian rule in Britain. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in the battle, government losses were about 50 dead and 259 wounded. Tel: 0844 493 2159.
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Loch Ness Monster Exhibition 14 miles south of Inverness
Drumnadrochit is the main place next to Loch Ness to learn about the Loch Ness Monster, 14 miles south of Inverness. The large Visitor Centre gives great information, and boat tours with sonar depart from here, so you can go on a trip to find Nessie. The scenic Urquhart Castle is situated next to the village. Regular large inexpensive buses run from Inverness all day. Tel: 01456 450 218.
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Royal Yacht Britannia port of Leith by Edinburgh
Britannia has hosted some of the most famous people in the world as the royal yacht of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal, in Edinburgh's port of Leith, you can visit and explore this famous former royal residence. Tel: 0131 555 5566.
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National Museum of Flight about 23 miles east of Edinburgh
The museum is housed in the wartime buildings of RAF East Fortune, one of the best preserved wartime airfields in the UK. The museum collections are one of the most important in the UK, covering military, civil and recreational aircraft. Concorde is one of the latest aircraft to be displayed. Tel: 0300 123 6789.
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The Falkirk Wheel situated on the west side of Falkirk in Central Scotland. Opened in 2002, this rotating boat lift connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. This replaces the 11 locks needed before. In the 1930s, the locks were filled in so canal travel was blocked here for about 70 years. As this interesting design attracts vast numbers of visitors, there is now a modern visitor centre with boat trips so you can experience the event for yourself. There are also a number of attractions for children such as paddle boats, bumper boats, water walking balls, paddling pool, and bungie jumping. Segway Tours are also available. Tel: 0870 050 0208.
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The Helix & Kelpies on the east side of Falkirk
The Kelpies are 90ft high horse head sculptures next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, designed by sculptor Andy Scott and opened to the public in 2014. The sculptures are the main attraction in The Helix park. There is also a cafe, many walks/cycle lanes, kids play areas, splash play, lagoon and more. The horse sculptures are in memory of the many heavy horses that worked on the canal.
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Blair Drummond Safari Park 5 miles northwest of Stirling
Blair Drummond is Scotland's only African Safari Park. The park is overlooked by Blair Drummond House, built from 1868-1872. The park has drive-through reserves, a boat safari, areas you can walk around. There is little chance of vehichles being damaged now as there are no longer monkeys. For tanyone without their own transport, there is a free safari bus available. The park is open to the public from late March until early November. Tel: 01786 841 456.
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Scotland's Theme Park M&Ds 12 miles southeast of Glasgow
5 terrifying White Knuckle rides, many kids' rides, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Glow in the Dark indoor bowling, massive indoor complex including a gigantic Soft Play Area, bars and restaurants. Express Buses from Glasgow. Tel: 01698 333 777.
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Deep Sea World North Queensferry 14 miles north of Edinburgh
Deep Sea World is a very popular aquarium that opened in 1994, below the Forth Rail Bridge. The aquarium holds large sand tiger sharks, and various other species of shark. One of the main attractions is the 112 meter long transparent acrylic underwater viewing tunnel, one of the longest of its kind in the world. Tel: 01383 411 880.
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Burns Museum 38 miles southwest of Glasgow by Ayr
Robert Burns is Scotland's most famous poet, born in Alloway Village in 1759. The cottage he was born in has been preserved as a museum, and a large modern visitor centre has been built in the village. This visitor centre has a large car park, licensed restaurant, gift shop, and a theatre that shows short films every hour about the life of Robert Burns. The Village of Alloway is itself a major tourist attraction, one of the most scenic villages in Scotland, Ayrshire's top Wedding Venue. Inexpensive trains run ever 20 minutes between Glasgow and Ayr, 50 minutes travel time. Regular inexpensive buses run from next to Ayr train station to Alloway 5 minutes travel time. Tel: 01292 443 700.
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Gretna Green on the border with England
Gretna Green and Gretna are famous for runaway weddings to the Famous Blacksmiths Shop since the 1700s. There is now a museum and visitor centre that attracts visitors from around the world. Tel: 01461 338 441.
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Mull of Galloway Experience furthest south point Scotland
The Mull of Galloway is in the southwest of Scotland with a lighthouse for tours and cafe / restaurant. The area is now a top attraction, remote and peacful with amazing views. Tel: 01776 840 554.
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