Scottish Countryside Attractions

Scotland Attractions Guide

I could almost include the whole of Scotland - with the exception of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and a few towns -in this section. So much of Scotland is wild and beautiful, seemingly untouched by human hands. The farther north, the more into the backcountry and remote islands you go, the more untamed the land. This selection of countryside spots is just a sampling of the wondrous landscape that awaits the traveller.

Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating
Abernethy Forest Nethy Bridge Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Balranald RSPB Reserve Balranald Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Ben Lawers Nature Reserve Lawers Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Ben Lomond Rowardennan Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Bennachie Bennachie Grampian 3 Heritage Rating
Birsay Moors RSPB Finstown Highlands and Islands RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Brodgar RSPB Stenness Highlands and Islands RSPB 3 Heritage Rating
Bruce's Stone, Glentrool Newton Stewart Dumfries and Galloway Forestry Commission 2 Heritage Rating
Buchan Ness Boddam Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Burghead Bay Burghead Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Burn O' Vat Ballater Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Cabrach Cabrach Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Cairngorms National Park Grantown on Spey Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites Grantown on Spey Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge Ballater Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Canna Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 2 Heritage Rating
Cape Wrath Durness Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Colonsay Whale Sculpture Kiloran Strathclyde 1 Heritage Rating
Copinsay RSPB Copinsay Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Corrieshalloch Gorge Braemore Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Cottascarth and Rendall Moss RSPB Finstown Highlands and Islands RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Craigower Pitlochry Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Painting Campbeltown Strathclyde 2 Heritage Rating
Dollar Glen Dollar Tayside National Trust for Scotland 2 Heritage Rating
Eas a Chual Aluinn Waterfall Unapool Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Eildon Hills Melrose Borders 2 Heritage Rating
Fair Isle Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 2 Heritage Rating
Falls of Feugh Banchory Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Falls of Glomach Kyle of Lochalsh Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Falls of Kirkaig Inverkirkaig Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Galloway Forest Park Palnure Dumfries and Galloway 1 Heritage Rating
Glen Coe Glencoe Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 2 Heritage Rating
Glenfinnan Viaduct Glenfinnan Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Goatfell Brodick Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve Moffat Dumfries and Galloway National Trust for Scotland 2 Heritage Rating
Hangman's Rock Garvard Strathclyde 5 Heritage Rating
Killiecrankie Killiecrankie Tayside National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Kintail and Morvich Inverinate Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Linn o' Dee Braemar Grampian 1 Heritage Rating
Linn of Tummel Pitlochry Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Awe Strathclyde 2 Heritage Rating
Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve Stilligarry Highlands and Islands Scottish Natural Heritage 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Earn Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Fyne Strathclyde 2 Heritage Rating
Loch Garten Osprey Centre Boat of Garten Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve Bridgend Strathclyde RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Lomond Balmaha Central Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Loch Ness Highlands and Islands 4 Heritage Rating
Loch Tay Tayside 2 Heritage Rating
Longaglebe Geo Birsay Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Mar Lodge Estate Braemar Grampian National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Marwick Head RSPB Birsay Highlands and Islands RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Mull Head Nature Reserve Deerness Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Mull of Kintyre Southend Strathclyde 2 Heritage Rating
North West Highlands Geo Park Unapool Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Noup Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve Pierowall Highlands and Islands RSPB 1 Heritage Rating
Old Man of Stoer Stoer Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Prince Charlie's Cave Elgol Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Prince's Walk, Kinlochmoidart Kinlochmoidart Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Randolph's Leap Logie Grampian 2 Heritage Rating
Rassal Ashwood NNR Ardarroch Highlands and Islands Scottish Natural Heritage 2 Heritage Rating
Reekie Linn Waterfall Bridge of Craigisla Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
Road to the Isles Fort William Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Royal Deeside Grampian 3 Heritage Rating
Sandwood Bay Kinlochbervie Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Skiba Geo & Birsay Whalebone Birsay Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
Smoo Cave Durness Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Solway Coastal Drive Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway 2 Heritage Rating
St Abb's Head Coldingham Borders National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
St Ninian's Cave Physgill Dumfries and Galloway Historic Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Staffa Fionnphort Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Tay Forest Park Pitlochry Tayside 1 Heritage Rating
The Hermitage Dunkeld Tayside National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
The Hirsel & Homestead Museum Coldstream Borders Historic Houses Association 1 Heritage Rating
The Strand Garvard Strathclyde 5 Heritage Rating
The Trossachs Balmaha Central Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Torridon Torridon Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Trotternish Peninsula Portree Highlands and Islands 1 Heritage Rating
Unst and Yell Baltasound Highlands and Islands National Trust for Scotland 1 Heritage Rating
Wood of Cree Newton Stewart Dumfries and Galloway RSPB 2 Heritage Rating
Yesnaby Yesnaby Highlands and Islands 2 Heritage Rating
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