The Atlas Obscura Guide To Scotland
664 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Scotland
Updated September 21, 2023
- Argyll And Bute
- Dumfries And Galloway
- East Ayrshire
- East Lothian
- Isle Of Skye
- North Berwick
- Outer Hebrides
- Perth And Kinross
- Port Charlotte
- Saint Andrews
- Scottish Borders
- Shetland Islands
- West Dunbartonshire
Unusual Attractions in Scotland
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Scotland
Plan Your Trip
Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
Scotland : Highland Clans and the Trail of Tartan
Culture, history, and scenery with a globe-trotting bagpiper.Learn More
Atlas Obscura Itineraries
Crowds clog Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the main artery between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The road is dotted with stores selling Nessie trinkets and lined with bagpipers and street performers pulling off dazzling tricks. But look beyond the tartan tourist traps, and you’ll discover tucked-away gardens, remnants of the city’s medieval past, and much more.
Stories About Scotland
Explore This Map of More Than 3,000 Scottish Witches
Beltane Is About More Than Fire and Fertility
Celebrating Scotland's Bard? Break Out the Haggis.
5 Must-Read Football (or Soccer) Stories
In Scotland, Trick or Treaters Sing (And Tell Jokes) For Their Candy
Podcast: The Places Team's Favorite Atlas Entries
Why Is Scotland Apologizing Now for Witch Trials 300 Years Ago?
Lists Featuring Scotland
7 of Scotland’s Most Enchanting Standing Stones
These ancient monuments have captivated the imagination for thousands of years.
Including Callanish Stones, Machrie Moor Standing Stones, and Lundin Links Standing Stones
10 Ethical Animal Places to Visit in 2019
Unique experiences from Nairobi to Chiang Mai.
Including Cat Island, Elephant Nature Park , and India's Giant Technicolor Squirrels