A selection of internationally renowned museums and art galleries, coupled with some of the finest shopping opportunities in Britain, await your guests in Scotland’s cities. The National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh host internationally important collections and regularly changing visiting exhibitions.

Edinburgh, which is easily reachable from Greenock, is also home to the Edinburgh International Festival (the world’s largest arts festival), the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and a series of festivals and events throughout the year.

In Glasgow, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the largest civic museum and art gallery in the UK, with collections of international importance. Housed in a specially commissioned, stunning building in parkland on the edge of the city, the Burrell Collection, comprising over 9,000 works of art, is one of the greatest collections created by one man.

Dundee is emerging as one of the most vibrant cities in the country and recently announced as UNESCO City of Design. It combines the best of contemporary culture, inspiring modern architecture and a rich historical heritage. Dundee is positioning itself as a new leisure destination and working closely with the tourism industry and partners to ensure it is a destination of choice within Scotland and the UK as ‘the best small city for a cultural break.’Dundee’s ongoing regeneration continues with £1billion transformation of the award winning Dundee Waterfront, the 3rdlargest regeneration project in the UK. The project spans 240 hectares of land stretching 8km along the River Tay.

The V&A Museum of Design, the only design museum in the UK outside of London opened in 2018.

Image credit: Kenny Lam