1 Stirling Castle

Impregnable, impressive and resonant with history. If you see only one castle in Scotland, make it this.

2 Falkirk Wheel

The most remarkable piece of modern engineering in Britain, this fascinating contraption lifts boats 100ft between two canals.

3 The Trossachs

Pocket Highlands with shining lochs, wooded glens and noble peaks. Great for hiking and mountain biking.

4 Himalayas putting green, St Andrews

The world’s finest putting course right beside the world’s finest golf course; a snip at £1.50 a round.

5 The East Neuk

Buy freshly cooked lobster from the wooden shack at Crail’s historic stone harbour or dine in style at The Cellar restaurant in the fishing town of Anstruther.

6 Forth Rail Bridge

An icon of Victorian engineering spanning the Firth of Forth, floodlit to stunning effect at night.

7 The Fergusson Gallery, Perth

A touch of Antibes in Perthshire: the gallery celebrates the vibrant work of J.D. Fergusson and his dancer wife Margaret Morris.

8 Rannoch Moor

One of the most inaccessible places in Scotland, where hikers can discover a true sense of remoteness.

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