Countryside Attractions in Southern Scotland.

Ben Lomond
The mountain, and over 5000 acres around it, are owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
A large country park incorporating two previously private estates, featuring many woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas, barbecue sites and open spaces for children to run and play in.
Beecraigs Country Park
Just three miles south of historic Linlithgow, nestled high in the scenic Bathgate Hills, West Lothian Council caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational interests within its 370 hectare (913 acre) Country Park.
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Perthshire's highest mountain (3,984ft) with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea.
Bowhill House & Country Estate
The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT, is in the centre of an extensive estate of hills and valleys where history and landscape combine to provide a unique experience.
Bucinch & Ceardach
Bucinch and Ceardach are two tiny uninhabited islands surrounded by the waters of Loch Lomond. They were presented to The National Trust for Scotland in 1943 by Col. Charles L. Spenser of Dumfries.
Burg
The exposed location of Burg, open to the full force of the Atlantic weather, together with its colloquial name 'The Wilderness', give an indication of the wild terrain of this property
Calderglen Country Park
Children's Zoo - this popular area has a varied collection of animals including goats, guinea pigs, snakes and owls. Don't miss the monthly 'Animal Magic' sessions!
Culzean Castle & Country Park
The range of interests and activities at Culzean provides a perfect day out for the family.
Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Country Estate
Set on the 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture
Finlaystone Country Estate
Welcome to Finlaystone with its spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde. We hope you will find something for everyone here, whatever the season.
Glencoe & Dalness
The breathtaking peaks and spectacular waterfalls of Glencoe bear silent witness to the origin, history and wildlife of this atmospheric glen. The steep-sided mountains are popular for climbing and walking.
Goatfell
Goatfell, or Goat Fell, is the highest point on the Isle of Arran, which lies in the Firth of Clyde. In Scottish Gaelic the mountain is called Gaoda Bheinn.
Iona
Iona is a small, fertile crofting island, currently inhabited by around 130 people. For many centuries it has been an island of special significance for all Christians.
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
Kelburn Castle provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest.
Livingston's Countryside
The Ranger Service, based at Polkemmet Country Park, offers activities, clubs and advice to the public.
Moirlanich Longhouse
An outstanding example of a traditional cruck frame cottage and byre, dating from the mid 19th century.
National Museum of Rural Life
You'll find plenty to fill your day out at the National Museum of Rural Life.
Polkemmet Country Park
Discover a world of excitement at West Lothian's Polkemmet Country Park, where the clock has been turned back and a large area of neglected ground restored to its place as a focal point of the community.
Pollok House
Pollok House is an elegant country house situated in the tranquil surroundings of Pollok Country Park.
St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve
The sheer 300ft high cliffs between farmland and the North Sea are pounded by the sea below, but higher up are home to colonies of guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls.
Staffa
This uninhabited island, only half a mile long by a quarter of a mile wide, is famous for its basaltic formations, distinctive stepped columns created when the lava of volcanic eruptions cooled many millions of years ago.

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