Visit Scotland

While you are studying in or visiting Scotland, use these suggestions to find out what’s on, where to visit and where to stay.

The main website for information for visitors to Scotland is www.visitscotland.com

The Tourist Information Centres by Waverley Station in Edinburgh, at 170 Buchanan Street Glasgow and on Market Street in the centre of St Andrews, are a great source of information about the country including companies that offer realistically-priced trips lasting from 1 to 3 days.

Your hosting universities also offer activities specially for international students and as these are usually subsidized, their prices are very competitive.

www.list.co.uk is a good source for events in the UK generally.

Museums and galleries

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The National Galleries of Scotland house permanent collections and a changing programme of visiting exhibitions and events – go to www.nationalgalleries.org

Go to  www.nms.ac.uk for the National Museums of Scotland website.

Theatres: Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre share a website www.edtheatres.com. The Lyceum Theatre is www.lyceum.org.uk and the Traverse Theatre is www.traverse.co.uk. In Glasgow www.atgtickets.com cover both the Theatre Royal and the King’s Theatre. The Citizens Theatre is www.citz.co.uk

Concerts: The Usher Hall www.usherhall.co.uk and the Queens Hall www.thequeenshall.net are the main music venues in Edinburgh. In Glasgow look for information on www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

Opera: www.scottishopera.org.uk

Ballet: www.scottishballet.co.uk