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Scotland attractions

 Dynamic Earth

An exciting new attraction telling the story of our planet, using dramatic special effects and stunning imagery.
Dynamic Earth
Holyrood Road
0131 550 7800
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
Dobbies Garden World
0131 6634932

Indoor tropical rainforest with live exotic butterflies, minibeast exhibition, handling sessions, gift shop, play area.

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

 Edinburgh Zoo

Scotland's top wildlife attraction - the world's biggest penguin pool, wonderful African Plains Experience, new mini- monkeys and new lion enclosure.
 Edinburgh Zoo
0131 3349171
Camera Obscura
Royal Mile
0131 226 3709

A giant camera capturing a live moving image of the world outside. Also rooftop views, international holography, pinhole photography.

Camera Obscura

 Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Lively museum with award-winning children's activities, friendly farmyard animals, watermill, play areas, railway and trailer rides.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Livingston Village
West Lothian
01506 414957
Blair Drummond Safari & Leisure Park
near Stirling
01786 841456

Drive amongst wild animals, performing sea lion shows, boat safari round chimpanzee island, adventure playgrounds.

 Blair Drummond Safari & Leisure Park

Scottish Deer Centre 

Rides among the many species of deer, falconry displays, parks.
Scottish Deer Centre
Rankeilour Park
01337 810391
Cupar Sports Centre
Carslogie Road
Cupar, KY15 4HY
Tel: 01334 412290

25 Metre Pool, 2 Glass Backed Squash Courts, Sports Hall, 2 Sunbeds, Steam Room, Cafe Area

Cupar Sports Centre

Caithness Glass 

Marvel at the skills of our glassmakers (photo) from our spacious viewing gallery, and browse round the historical display of paperweights from 1969 to present day in the Paperweight Gallery at the Perth Visitor Centre.
Caithness Glass
Tel: 01738 638481
Balhousie Castle, home of the Black Watch Regimental Museum
Balhousie Castle
Hay Street
Perth PH1 5HR.

Tel : 0131 310 8530 www.theblackwatch.co.uk Archives, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War memorabilia, keepsakes, medals, campaign pennants. Overlooks the North Inch of Perth.

Balhousie Castle Black Watch Regimental Museum

Perth Concert Hall

Scotland’s new purpose built conference destination, opened in September 2005. The new £20 million state of the art Concert Hall sits on the site of the original Horsecross - Perth's 17th century horse market. It now holds the annual Perth Festival. Designed to be disabled and family friendly. 1200 seat state of the art auditorium.
Perth Concert Hall
Tel: 01738 477732.
Perth Theatre
185 High Street
Box Office 01738 621 031 or 0845 612 6323.

Perth Theatre is a popular theatre, with a charming 476 seat Edwardian auditorium. Concessions available. Designed to be disabled and family friendly. Cafe, bar restaurant. www.perththeatre.co.uk & www.horsecross.co.uk

Perth Theatre uk

 Perth's Museum and Art Gallery

Permanent displays of natural history and local history, offers a collection of fine and applied art. Free Entry. Access for disabled visitors. www.pkc.gov.uk
Perth's Museum and Art Gallery
78 George Street
Perth PH1 5LB
Tel: 01738 632488
The J.D. Fergusson Collection, situated within Perth's historic Round House.
www.pkc.gov.uk. Free Entry. 01738 441944.

Paintings and works of art. Pay and display & disabled parking opposite Marshall Place Perth.

J.D. Fergusson Collection 

 The Scone Palace Perth

Home of the Earls of Mansfield, and a major attraction to visitors from all over the world. Famous historic site with magnificent Palace, priceless contents, extensive grounds, maze, picnic park, woodland walks, playground. Visitors are invited to tour the Palace at their own speed. Guides are available in each room to answer questions.
The Scone Palace Perth
Tel : 01738 552300
A K Bell Library
York Place
Tel: (01738) 444949.

The AK Bell Library in Perth is a bright, open building. The café is a bright and bustling area offering a wide and tasty range of drinks and snacks. The AK Bell Library shop provides an interesting and unusual range of items for sale. Multimedia currently holds Talking Books (on tape and CD), a wide variety of music CDs, Playstation 2 games, CD-ROMs including games.

A K Bell Library Perth

Glasgow visitor attractions and information

lThe Tall Ship at Glasgow HarbourAttractions The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is one of Glasgow's leading visitor attractions. It is also one of the cheapest days out. Glasgow Harbour is a new waterfront regeneration project in Glasgow. Disabled access exists throughout most areas of the ship and disabled toilet facilities are also available. Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ. Tel: 0141 222 2513. www.thetallship.com.

Attractions Ibrox Stadium - home of Rangers F.C, is about 3 miles West from the city centre. Glasgow Airport is about 7 miles. The Ibrox Underground station is immediately adjacent to the Stadium on Copland Road.

AttractionsGlasgow Science Centre offers many activities. The Science Mall overlooks the Clyde and has three floors packed with exhibits, cafes and shop. Hands-on exhibits, workshops, science shows, and ScottishPower Planetarium. The IMAX Cinema has a screen bigger than a 5-a-side football pitch. Tel: 0871 540 1000. www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

AttractionsThe King's Theatre Glasgow opened in 1904. (Tel: 0141 240 1111). The Mitchell Theatre was built between 1873, and after a fire was reconstruction in 1972. (Tel: 0141 287 4855).

Attractions Firhill Park - the home of Partick Thistle F.C. Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL. Tel: 0141 579 1971

The Forth and Clyde Canal GlasgowAttractions The Forth and Clyde Canal - The Great Canal, as it was called in its early days, was built from east to west, and the whole construction took 22 years, including a 7 year break in which no work was carried out due to lack of funds. The canal goes from the Forth at Grangemouth to Bowling on the Clyde. The Forth and Clyde Canal Society was formed in 1980 to campaign for the canal's restoration. Old canalside buildings became houses, pubs or restaurants. More boats appeared on the water and more walkers, cyclists and fishing folk used the towpath. www.forthandclyde.org.uk. Boat Charters / Hires. Tel: 0141 772.1620

AttractionsLocated in the West End of Glasgow, The Botanic Gardens is a large parkland housing several huge glasshouses. The Kibble Palace is one of the largest glasshouses in Britain and contains tree ferns from Australia and New Zealand and plants from Africa, the Americas and the Far East. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G12 0UE, (near Hillhead Underground Station). Tel: 0141 334 2422.

Gallery of Modern Art GlasgowAttractionsGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH. Tel: 0141 229 1996. The Gallery of Modern Art is located in the centre of Glasgow, just off Buchanan Street and close to Central Station.

Edinburgh visitor attractions and information

Edinburgh CastleAttractions Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 2259846. Scotland's most famous castle housing the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh and it is easy to see why over a million visitors a year visit

Attractions Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3AA. 0131 524 3333. Festival City Theatres Trust, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT. Phone: (0131) 662 1112. Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, 30B Grindlay Street. Edinburgh, EH3 9AX. 00 44 (0) 131 248 4848. Odeon Cinema, Kinnaird Park, Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD. 08 700 10 20 30. Cineworld
130 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AF. 0871 200 2000.

Attractions Queensferry Museum, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9HP. Tel: 0131 331 5545. Situated in the former Royal Burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the great bridges spanning the Forth. The history Queensferry, the ferry passage to Fife, the construction of the rail and road bridges, and spotlights the wildlife of the Forth estuary.

Attractions City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE. Tel: 0131 529 3993. The city’s fine art collection consists of some four thousand works of Scottish art: paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture and tapestries.

Attractions Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD. Tel: 0131 529 4143. History of Edinburgh from the earliest settlement to the present day

AttractionsCentral Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG. Tel: 0131 242 8000

SCOTTISH RUGBY MurrayfieldAttractions SCOTTISH RUGBY, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ. General enquiries - Tel: 0131 346 5000. Murrayfield was officially opened on a sunny day on 21 March 1925. England were the visitors. Feel the passion of Scottish Rugby for yourself by taking a behind the scenes tour of Murrayfield Stadium. To book, please call 0131 346 5044.

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