Unesco World Heritage Sites Scottish Tour Options

Some of the UNESCO sites are as far away as St Kilda and Shetland but even around the central belt you will be spoilt for choice.

You could start in the amazing city of Edinburgh and take your first orientation up on Calton Hill to be followed by a gently walk through Edinburgh’s New Town. There are 5000 buildings in Edinburgh City under the UNESCO heritage scheme so I would strongly recommend an extended exploration of the town on foot.

View towards Princess’ Street
View towards Holyrood Palace

You could venture on to New Lanark to inspect a social experience of early industrial times which provides visitors with a real insight to what life was like back then.

New Lanark
North Queensferry   SD 480p
North Queensferry SD 480p

South Queensferry could be your next stop to admire three centuries on bridge building and a nice meander through the awesome town.

Forth Rail Bridge

When crossing the river Forth on your way to Dundee you will by-pass the Forth Rail Bridge and let me explain how this is linked to the city of Dundee.

View from Dundee Law at Sunset

Dundee in itself can keep you entertained for quite some time, again venturing back into the industrial past of jute production with the Verdant works or ship building by visiting the Discovery or Unicorn.

Dundee has the status of the creative city so a visit to the REP Theatre, DCC, V&A and/or the McManus Gallery are all highly recommended.

These are only a few of the 13 UNESCO sites in Scotland others are:

UNESCO Biosphere in Wester Ross

St Kilda

UNESCO Biosphere Galloway & Southern Ayrshire

The City of music, Glasgow

UNESCO Global Geo Park North West Highlands

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

The Antonine Wall

UNESCO Global Geo Park Shetland

Get in touch for your personal itinerary and remember you can add on whatever takes your fancy; Outlander filming location, castles, whisky experiences, hiking, nature and much more.