Enjoy other places in Scotland

Scotland has all sorts of other places to enjoy the outdoors, from high-profile visitor attractions to lesser-known corners of cities.

Local parks

You needn’t travel far to enjoy the outdoors. Check out your local parks to find pleasant greenspace in which to relax, picnic, walk, take part in outdoor activities and connect with nature.

National Scenic Areas

Breathtaking scenery is one of our strengths – and the number one attraction for visitors to Scotland. For centuries, the arts have helped to make our landscapes famous the world over. Today, many people travel vast distances to see Scotland’s scenery in person. The finest landscapes are found in our 40 National Scenic Areas.

Find out about Scotland’s landscapes and their formation over millions of years. Visit a geopark or follow a geology trail to discover why Scotland’s geology rocks. Or walk or cycle one of the many routes in National Scenic Areas to simply admire our unbelievable views.

National Trust for Scotland

The stunning upland and coastal areas managed by the National Trust for Scotland are at least as famous as the stately homes in its care. Think of places like Mar Lodge, Ben Lawers, Glencoe, North Arran, St Abb’s Head and Staffa. More than 76,000 hectares of Scotland’s countryside are calling your name.

Search for places to visit on the National Trust for Scotland website.

John Muir Trust

Experience nature untamed. Visit any of Scotland’s John Muir Trust properties to spend time in some of our most spectacular wild places. Ben Nevis and Sandwood Bay are just two of the treasured landscapes in the Trust’s care.

Explore trust land on the John Muir Trust website.


RSPB reserves can cater to family days out and total escapes from it all. Get up close to nature near to Scotland’s cities or in some of our most remote places. Either way, the sights will stay with you.

Find local reserves on the RSPB website.

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Find great wildlife watching in all sorts of places, from lochs and sea cliffs to former industrial sites reclaimed for nature. Explore 120 Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves situated from Shetland to the Scottish Borders.

Search for a reserve on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust cares for more than 80 sites in Scotland. Take your pick of fantastic forests to visit – from internationally important woodlands to community woods in and around towns and cities.

Find a wood near you on the Woodland Trust website.

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