Discover Loch Leven in the heart of Scotland
 
 

Loch Leven is an excellent central location to visit many attractions in Scotland.

Why not base yourself here for several days and visit some of the places below which are all easily accessible in a day.



Lochleven Castle

This late 14th or early 15th century tower was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. It was here in 1567 that she was imprisoned and forced to abdicate before her dramatic escape a year later. Visitors can enjoy the fragrance from the large beds of pink purslane in the south and east wooded walks from April to July. The site is open during the Summer months 1000-1730 (last outward sailing from the mainland to the island is 1615). Access across the Loch to the island, where the castle is located, is via a small 12-seater boat. Phone 01577 862 670 for details.

RSPB Loch Leven

Part of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, you can enjoy wildlife all year-round

Falkland Palace

The Royal Palace of Falkland, built between 1501 and 1541 and set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was the centre of art, culture and celebrity in the 16th Century. Join us and experience the drama.

Edinburgh Castle

Perched on an extinct volcano, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol and part of Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site

East Neuk of Fife

Extending south of St Andrews as far as Largo Bay, Fife's East Neuk (or 'corner') is most famous for its incredibly picturesque fishing villages such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie.

Fife Coastal Path

Runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north. Includes advice for walkers, tourist information and route finders.

St Andrews

…to the official visitor gateway for St Andrews: a stunning medieval city,

The Discovery Dundee

Antarctica with Captain Scott on board RRS Discovery. Films, interactives, audio-visual displays, galleries, a great day out for everyone.

Deep Sea World

Visit Scotland's National Aquarium.Experience the UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, mysterious coral reefs, majestic sharks and our amazing seal sanctuary. You can even come anddive with 12ft long Tinkerbell and our other Sand Tiger Sharks.

Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future, with interactive exhibits and impressive technology, including a 4D and 3D experience.

Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh

Scottish Academy RSA the Mound Edinburgh Scotland, the home of contemporary Scottish art.

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Scotland's National Motorsport Centre for Driving Experiences, Track Days, Motorsport Events, G0 Karting & Corporate Entertainment.

Cairngorm National Park

Britain's highest and most massive mountain range; its biggest native forests; spectacularly clean rivers and lochs; moorland and farmland and a stronghold for Britain's wildlife - this special place offers the warmest of welcomes from people who live and work there.

Falkirk Wheel

Information on the rotating boat lift connecting the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal in the UK. History, design, visitor and contact information.

Glasgow Science Museum

Scotland's leading Science Centre attraction offers great fun, hands-on scienceadventures and days out for all the family.

Burrell Collection

Situated in the beautiful wooded grounds of Pollok Park and just ten minutes from the City Centre, the internationally acclaimed Burrell Collection provides a magnificent, relaxed environment to view the impressive array of artifacts.