Further Afield


Scotland's capital city has a huge variety of tourist attractions, including the famous Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Edinburgh not only offers great historical interest with dozens of museums; the city is also a famous cultural centre and is home to several festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival in August.

The City Centre



Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, with an industrial history resulting from its position on the Clyde. Having been the UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999, and European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow has a number of museums and art galleries with several famous collections. The city is also great for shopping.

The Armadillo


Falkirk lies between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in a traditionally important location where the Forth and Clyde Canal is linked to the Union Canal. The link has recently been rejuvenated with the construction of the spectacular Falkirk Wheel, and the adjacent Visitors' Centre.

The Falkirk Wheel

Fort William

Known as Scotland's gateway to the Highlands, Fort William is a bustling town at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. The town is also near to Glen Coe, the setting of the famous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbell clan.

The Falls of Glen Nevis


Just 40 minutes from the Lodge by car, Inverary and the surronding area is popular with tourists. Inverary Castle, shown to the right, is the ancestral seat of the Duke of Argyll and has impressive displays of eighteenth century weaponry. On the shore of Loch Fyne, the now defunct Inverary Jail is also a popular attraction.

Inverary Castle