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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, most are 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. 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 overlooking 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 was opened in 2001. The top station has a Visitor Centre and Restaurant with 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, weather permitting. Visitors experience Scottish wildlife past and present in the spectacular setting of the Scottish Highlands. On show are a variety of animals found in present day Scotland, animals that were once present, hundreds, even thousands of years ago, and mountainous regions all over the globe. Visitors drive around the Main Reserve in their cars, then move on to a walk-round area. Tel: 01540 651 270.
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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, nowhere else is there a sea-cave formed completely in hexagonally-jointed basalt. To this the size, the sounds, the colours, and the remarkable symmetry of this 227-foot cavern; and by Nature's gift of fractured columns forming a crude walkway just above high-water level, allowing exploring visitors to go far inside. Secondly, the impact of the cave on all those who enter it, and especially on those who do so alone, is likely to be remembered for life.
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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 confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, taking place on the 16th April 1746. The Jacobite cause was to overthrow the reigning House of Hanover and restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. After this decisive defeat, Charles Stuart never mounted any further attempts to challenge Hanoverian power 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 lots of 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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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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Royal Yacht Britannia port of Leith by Edinburgh
This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal, in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences. Tel: 0131 555 5566.
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National Museum of Flight about 23 miles east of Edinburgh
The museum is housed in the original wartime buildings of RAF East Fortune which comprises one of the best preserved wartime airfields in the UK. The museum collections have expanded into one of the most important in the UK, covering all aspects of aviation including military, civil and recreational. Concorde is one of the latest aircraft to be displayed. Tel: 0300 123 6789.
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The Falkirk Wheel on the west side of Falkirk in Central Scotland
The Falkirk Wheel, opened in 2002, is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The canals were previously connected by a series of 11 locks. In the 1930s, the locks were filled in so canal travel was restricted for about 70 years. As this innovative design attracts vast numbers of visitors, there is now a visitor centre and boat trips so you can experience the event for yourself. Tel: 0870 050 0208.
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Blair Drummond Safari Park 5 miles northwest of Stirling
Blair Drummond Safari Park is Scotland's only African Safari Park. The safari park is overlooked by Blair Drummond House, built from 1868-1872. The park has drive-through reserves, a boat safari, with the remainder being accessible by foot. There is little chance of vehichles being damaged as the reserves no longer contain monkeys, and for those without their own transportation, 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, over 20 kids' rides, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Glow in the Dark indoor bowling, a 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 popular aquarium that opened in 1994 on a site below the Forth Rail Bridge. The aquarium host to a collection of large sand tiger sharks, also known as ragged toothed sharks or grey nurse sharks, and various other species of shark. One of the main attractions is the 112 meter long transparent acrylic underwater viewing tunnel, which is one of the longest of its kind in the world. Tel: 01383 411 880.
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