We have take people to a huge variety of locations across the UK. So we thought we would give you our list of top things to do in Scotland that are off the beaten track. With Scotland’s rich history and culture it can be easy to overlook the vast array of different activities the country has to offer. In the next few weeks we will do the same with England and Wales.
Ice Factor National Ice Climbing Wall. Located in the tiny village of Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands it certainly qualifies for “off the beaten track.”Claiming to have “the worlds biggest indoor Ice Climbing walls” it offers an incredibly unique and exciting experience. It also offers aerial adventure courses, rock climbing and outdoor courses not to mention it’s own bar and grill. This really is something that should be on the top of everyone’s Scottish bucket list. The drive there alone is worth the price of admission. If you want a bus directly there from your town then you can Request a bus for free.
Grass Sledging in the Borders. Located near the historic Border town of Jedburgh, Born in the Borders offers a range of activities every summer. The highlight is there fun grass sledging activity for both adults and kids. At £5 for 30 minutes you get great value for money. If you just want to bring the kids don’t worry, there is also and on site brewery for the adults alongside a cafe and shop. To complete you day why not pop into Jedburgh and visit the Jedburgh Castle Jail. Reported to be one of the most haunted places in the UK it’s free to visit.
Canteen Street Food Festival.Scotland doesn’t just offer exhilarating activites. The Rogue Village Canteen Street Food Festival about 40 minutes outside of Edinburgh, takes place on the last Saturday of each month every summer. At only £1 for adults and free for kids, the beautiful Archerfield Walled Garden in East Lothian is the perfect lsetting to spend a Scottish Summers day. Not only does it have an acclaimed selection of street food venders, it also has an in house DJ and activities for the kids. You can also enjoy their special cocktail mixing while the kids get to try their very own mocktails. If you would like more info about the Edinburgh bus service then email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Splash White Water Rafting. No list of things to do in Scotland would be complete without coming face to face with nature. So if you are looking for a group adventure then White Water Rafting is a guaranteed winner. Splash White Water Rafting is one of the most renowned companies in the UK. With a variety of choices one option is to start from the picturesque town of Aberfeldy but you can also raft the River Tummel from Pitlochry or the river Orchy White in Argyll. They also offer Canyoning, River Bugs and Paintball.
Foxlake Adventures.Scotland’s first cable Waterboarding Park is located 25 miles outside of Edinburgh near the town of Dunbar. Purpose built, this means the water is a few degrees warmer than your typical Scottish lake. Wakeboarding is one of the UK’s fastest growing sports but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy they also have Foxfall Water Rope Course , Off Road Segway routes, Zip Line and Cafe. Wake Parks have also opened in Dundee and Glasgow but Foxlake Adventures is still number 1. Pre booking is required.
The Falls of Falloch. No list is complete without something free to do. The stunning Falls of Falloch in Loch Lomond National Park is a great spot for a picture or “wee dook in the water.” A safe swimming spot, the water fall is higher than it looks in pictures but doesn’t have overwhelming power in the summer. The water is cold but worth it just to swim in such a beautiful area. It’s still relatively unknown so it isn’t well sign posted so be careful you do not miss the turn off if you’re driving and be aware that the parking situation isn’t great. Like all fresh water or wild water swimming, always be careful in and around the water.
Glencoe Mountain Resort. The resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. The onsite campsite boasts a large camping area, hook-ups and microlodges. In summer the centre offers chairlift rides, mountain biking (Downhill and XC), tubing, hill-walking, climbing, photography and great home cooked food in the panoramic log cabin cafe.However, we want to highlight their winter activities. In winter skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available and the resort has both the longest and the steepest ski run in Scotland. So yes, YOU CAN SKI AND SNOWBOARD IN SCOTLAND!
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