WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO SEE
What is there to see in Scotland? The answer is - plenty! Historic Scotland has castles and abbeys, standing stones and Stone Age villages; if you are interested in heritage, then every day will be full of interest!Forestry and Land Scotland's forests have paths for walking, cycling and bird-watching - and for enjoying the tranquillity. Edinburgh Woollen Mill's Visitor Centres are where to go for snacks and meals - and some retail therapy, with a wide range of tweeds and woollens (and whisky) in their shops. It may be wnter, but there is a world out there to be explored.
Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle – three magnificent castles in the care of Historic Scotland. Other places to visit are Threave Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, Fort George near Nairn, Huntingtower near Perth, and Dunstaffnage Castle north of Oban. Each one has a story to tell and adds another piece to the jigsaw which is Scotland's heritage and are only some of the many historic monuments in the care of Historic Scotland. There are restricted opening hours in the winter, so do check before you travel if you want to visit a particular place.
For great value for money, ask about Historic Scotland's Explorer Passes which include all their properties or those in certain regions. Staff at HS properties can tell you more. Historic Scotland
For entertaining events at Historic Scotland sites www.historicenvironment.scot/events
Enjoying local food and drink and shopping for Scottish goods are all part of your caravanning holiday, so visit an Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centre, for a coffee or a meal; and buy good-quality knitwear, tweeds or tartans. Some centres also sell whisky, with a chance to sample a dram. There are several Woollen Mill centres in Scotland; visit the website for all you need to koow. www.simplythebestdestinations.co.uk/
Make sure you explore one of the Forestry and Land Scotland's forests, where you can walk, cycle and bird-watch along the forest trails. There are walks to suit all ages and all levels of fitness. which makes them ideal for all the family to enjoy time together.. Some of the forests have excellent visitor centres with detailed information on the area, knowledgeable staff, a shop and a restaurant. www.forestryandland.gov.scot
Forestry and Land Scotland Whatever the season, the forests are full of life and colour, from Glenmore Forest Park in the Cairngorms National Park to Galloway Forest Park in the South West.