South to the Forth Bridge
Nestling in the hills by the shores of Loch Leven, near Kinross - is the RSPB's Vane Farm Conservation Centre.
Under the Forth Railway Bridge at North Queensferry you will find Deep Sea World where Europe's largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks are on view.
Crossing the Forth Bridge will bring you to either Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh Zoo.
To the west of Edinburgh, near Stirling lies Blair Drummond Safari Park.
While in the vicinity of Stirling you could:
- Visit historic Stirling Castle - home to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum, one of Scotland's finest Infantry Regiments
- Soak in the atmosphere of the haunting battlefield of Bannockburn
- Climb the Wallace Monument and admire the view of the meandering River Forth wending its gentle path through the Carse of Stirling.
- North to the Tay Bridge
Dundee boasts an interesting variety of attractions, such as:
- The Discovery Centre
- Captain Scott's ship, the Discovery
- The Verdant Works which portrays the old city of Dundee, the story of jute, and the lifestyle of the jute workers who lived 100 years ago.
- Camperdown Park
- The Wildlife Centre
- The Mills Observatory
- The magnificent Law (hill) in the centre of Dundee
- Shaw's Sweet Factory in Mains Loan, Dundee
Further west from Dundee
Here are some other attractions which are well worth a visit.
- Scone Palace - and its connections with the Stone of Destiny
- Glamis Castle (childhood home of the Queen Mother)
- Angus Folk Museum (administered by the National Trust for Scotland)
- J M Barrie's Birthplace also (National Trust for Scotland).