Craig Tara in Ayrshire is a large Haven park with its own 9-hole golf course and a multi-level indoor swimming pool with flumes. Seton Sands, on the east coast close to Edinburgh, has incredible views across the Firth of Forth.
South west attractions
Ayrshire is the birthplace of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns, and the best place to find out more about his life and works is at the Burns Birthplace Museum. Highlights include the cottage where Burns was born, landmarks that featured in his poems, elegant gardens and a collection of his works.
Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's most visited attractions. The stunning cliff-top location sets the scene for this incredible building, which is one of the best-preserved castles in the UK. Discover incredible architecture and treasure-filled rooms, and an extensive country park that included gardens, woodland and coastline.
East coast attractions
It's not the first destination you think of for a beach holiday, but Scotland has some incredible sandy stretches. Favourites on the east coast, within reach of Seton Sands, include Longniddry Bents, Gullane Bents and Fisherrow Sands, close to the historic town of Musselburgh.
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum is a free open-air attraction that has been a 16th century harbour, 17th century glass works, 18th century pottery and 19th century coal mine. Remnants of each industry can still be seen and there are family friendly activities including an indoor play area and outdoor games.
Aberlady Bay is a lovely nature reserve home to a wide variety of birds and plant life. There is a circular walk along the sandy beach to the village of Gullane. For stunning plants and flowers seek out the hillside Inveresk Lodge Garden. There are lawns and borders overlooking woodlands and ponds below.
Whisky lovers can find out more about Scotland's most famous tipple with a trip to Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland, which is home of 'The Edinburgh Malt'. There's a guided tour and tastings.