About the project

It’s often easy to visit Scotland’s wonderful tourist destinations without a car, but it can be complicated to figure out what the options are. This website changes that – we’ve done the research for you. No need to piece together information from lots of sources.

For each tourist attraction, we list the easiest way to get there by foot, by bike, and by bus or subway, starting from the nearest railway station. Each page has a section for these three travel options as well as general information such as the nearest railway station, facilities available at the attraction (such as hot drinks or luggage storage), and links to the attraction’s own website.

For walking and cycling, we’ve tested out the routes to ensure they avoid traffic as much as possible and are suitable for less confident cyclists and children. Our routes are displayed on interactive maps on the page, but also downloadable as both PDF route cards that can be printed out and GPX files to load onto a navigation app on your smartphone or dedicated GPS unit. Information about taking your bike on the train and nearby walking and cycling routes is also provided.

For buses, we give details of the routes which serve the attraction and how to get to the bus from the railway station. Links are provided to bus operators’ websites so you can download the most current timetable.

We’ve started with the 24 most visited tourist attractions according to VisitScotland’s 2013 statistics. If you’d like to see more sites added, please contact us.

This project was created by Transform Scotland and is sponsored by Sustrans Scotland. For more information on our work to promote sustainable transport visit our website and get in touch if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.