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?

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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30th Jun - 20th Aug Den Building Adventures
6th Oct - 31st Oct Spooky Happenings
26th Oct Friday Fright Night
27th Oct Spooky Saturday
8th Dec - 24th Dec Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage
14th Dec Santa Breakfasts
14th Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
14th Dec Santa Suppers
17th Dec Santa Breakfasts
17th Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
17th Dec Santa Suppers
21st Dec Santa Breakfasts
21st Dec Christmas Afternoon Tea
21st Dec Santa Suppers
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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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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Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

NA Forthside Terrace , North Queensferry KY11 1JR
Deep Sea World welcomes you on a voyage of discovery. As you tour our magical themed zones you will move around the world heading towards a spectacular...
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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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23rd Jun Flora Medica- Foraging Walk
Murrayfield Stadium

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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9th Jun Rolling Stones
National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland

NA East Fortune Airfield, NA 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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27th May - 1st Jun Toddler Room
7th Jun - 8th Jun Craft Scotland Conference 2018: New Ways of Seeing
22nd Jun - 25th Nov Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop
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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2nd Jun Print, Fold, Stitch - making Eco print books
10th Jun Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - The Glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
31st Aug - 2nd Sep The Luna Cinema
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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26th May - 27th May Scottish Land Rover Show
1st Jun Crafting Live Scotland
1st Jun - 3rd Jun Gardening Scotland 2018
21st Jun - 24th Jun The Royal Highland Show 2018
6th Jul - 7th Jul ScotFest Music Festival
15th Jul The Scottish Car Show 2018
17th Jul The Scottish Horse Show 2018
21st Jul - 22nd Jul MCN Scottish Festival
4th Aug - 5th Aug Truckfest Scotland 2018
9th Aug - 12th Aug The Monster
25th Aug Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show
26th Aug Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show
1st Sep Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
2nd Sep Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
21st Sep - 18th Oct Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean
22nd Sep Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre
24th Nov Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
25th Nov Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
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 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
Visit the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor). The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing...
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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 East Renfrewshire

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road, Eaglesham G760QQ
The windfarm currently has 140 operational turbines, covering an area of 55 square kilometres, which generate enough electricity to power 180,000 homes...

Visitor Centres in Glasgow

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.
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE
Packed to the turrets with antique furniture and furnishings, artworks, porcelain and other fascinating period objects, Culzean Castle is a superb example...
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...
Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow South Side G51 1EA
We present concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways - interactive exhibits, planetarium, live science shows & Imax 3D cinema.There...
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
We are one of Glasgow's finest wedding & conference venues whilst also being an excellent rescource to visitors as a cultural attraction.House for an...
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...
Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, Largs KA29 0BE
Based around a 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features...
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....
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...
Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores Ben Lomond Way, Balloch G83 8QL
ShoppingYou'll find a selection of stores located in the Retail Crescent at Loch Lomond Shores including:• Jenners – A House of Fraser Store• Catherine...
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve , Gartocharn
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a special place for wildlife. Located on the south-east shores of the loch, the site has a variety of habitats from ancient...
The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow City Centre G1 3NU
The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions...
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...
The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS
The Clyde Maritime Trust (Scottish Charity No: SC004608) owns the barque Glenlee, the principal exhibit at The Tall Ship at Riverside. Of the many hundreds...
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...

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...
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ
For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district. It was one of the first small-...
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...
Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ
Calderglen Country Park attractions include a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Ornamental Gardens, Nature Trails and Walks, Courtyard Cafe, Toddlers...
David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY
There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed...
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...
National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR
The nine million pound project comprises a museum and visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the species-rich fields around...
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
Attractions in the village include the New Lanark Mill Hotel and New Lanark Visitor Centre, one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000...
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...
Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park , Cumbernauld G67 3HU
Enjoy the rare breeds collection, wildlife, Millennium longhouses, environmental education, kids playpark and much more.Our Park Visitor Centre now hosts...
RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ
A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through...
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
This woodland reserve is famous for its spectacular waterfalls and woodland trails, badgers, dippers, kingfishers and the occasional otter!Our unmanned...
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD
Summerlee's 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks, a fore-runner in the use of the innovative hot-blast iron smelting...

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...
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...
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...
Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate , Langbank PA14 6TJ
The estate, with its spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde, is open all year and is situated on the A8 ten minutes west of Glasgow Airport.Finlaystone...
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...
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,...
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...
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF
RSPB Lochwinnoch nature reserve was established in 1973. The iconic visitor centre open in 1975 and the same structure still exists today, but the visitor...

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...
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...
Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Perthshire 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...
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 (...
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...
Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park Milngavie, Mugdock G62 8EL
Once home of the ‘noble Grahams’ for many centuries, these lands have many great stories to tell. The areas within and bordering the country park...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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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