Places to visit and things to do

The Vu is ideally located in the Scottish central belt with great transport links. There is so much to see and do when you stay at the Vu. Our accommodation serves as a strategic base for exploring the myriad tourist attractions that dot the region.


For those eager to delve into Scotland’s history, a stay can be a dream come true. Mary Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow Palace in 1542. Only a few minutes from the Vu, the palace still stands above a beautiful loch and much of Linlithgow town still resonates with history and importance. Visitors can also explore the historic Stirling Castle, a symbol of Scotland’s medieval history, and the nearby Wallace monument, which overlooks the site of his greatest triumph, the battle of Stirling bridge.


The central location is a key advantage for those looking to explore the diverse landscapes that Scotland has to offer. From the rugged beauty of the Highlands to the serene shores of Loch Lomond, central Scotland serves as a convenient starting point for day trips to these iconic destinations. Visitors can embark on scenic drives through Glencoe, known for its dramatic landscapes and historical significance, or explore the Trossachs National Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts.


Beyond the natural wonders, central Scotland provides easy access to bustling cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Guests can enjoy the cultural riches of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, explore the historic Edinburgh Castle, or revel in the vibrant arts scene. Meanwhile, Glasgow offers a dynamic urban experience with its modern architecture, renowned museums, and thriving nightlife.

Leisure pursuits

For the golf enthusiast there is the grandeur of Gleneagles, or the beauty and history of the home of golf, St. Andrews and the iconic Old Course.