5 Places in Scotland You Need to Visit in Lifestyle

Why not check out some of our top picks of places to visit in Scotland as well as great opportunities to experience more for less with your Young Scot or EYCA card.

1) Loch Ness

It’s one of Scotlands most famous landmarks – why not tick it off your list? Plus you never know, you might just spot Nessie!

You could head to Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition at Drumnadrochit where you can find out about the natural history (and the legends) of Loch Ness.

While you're there you could also pay a visit to Urquhart Castle which has been there since the 13th century!

Discount: Click here to save 20% on Rabbie's Small Group Tours taking in Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands. 


 2) Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh

Get your walking boots on and take on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. Not only is it a great way to sneak in some exercise, but you can also take in fantastic views across the capital city.

Plus you can gloat that you’ve climbed a dormant volcano!

Discount: Make sure to reward yourself with a yummy lunch after – why not grab your Young Scot or EYCA card and pop into Pizza Hut for a discount


3) Stirling Castle

See one of Scotland's most famous castles, where Mary, Queen of Scots was crowned in 1542.

Fun fact: Scotland’s first recorded attempt at flight took place at Stirling Castle in September 1507. John Damian tried to fly from the castle’s walls with the aid of feathered wings. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t work.

Plus you can check out the The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum while you're there too.

Discount: Visit Stirling Castle and loads more incredible Historic Environment Scotland sites for only £1 during the Year of Young People 2018! 


4) Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

A great place during a rainy day, Kelvingrove has a fantastic collection of art and objects from across the globe.

There is also a large collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh items and the world famous Salvador Dali painting, Christ of St John of the Cross.

A free museum with a real spitfire and a giant stuffed elephant called Sir Roger, what’s not to love?

Discount: You can save money at the Glasgow Eurohostel with your Young Scot card too! Visit our discounts page to find out more!


5) Fairy Pools, Skye

Feeling adventurous? Why not visit the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye?

Starting off with a 40 minute walk (if you don’t stop and admire the scenery) you’ll eventually end up at an amazing natural wonder.

The crystal clear blue pools and waterfalls make for great photographs – and if you're brave enough you can go in for a paddle!

Discount: Click here to save 10% on room rates for SYHA's hostels on Skye and across Scotland.