Scots have a say in the country’s most overrated tourist attractions


While we think all of Scotland’s attractions are absolutely great, it seems some people aren’t quite so convinced.

With recent Trip Advisor reviews making the headlines – like the person who complained that Ben Nevis was “very steep and too high”, we thought we were asking our readers on Facebook which Scottish attractions were “overrated”.

And as always, you didn’t hesitate to come forward.

Reader Linzi Cook was quick to agree with us, writing: “Nowhere is all of Scotland beautiful.

But others were not so convinced.

Whether costing too much or being “horrors,” these are the places people have chosen.

The Scottish Parliament building was first in the sights, Heather Paterson described as “a horror”, while Diane Ralston agreed, adding it was “hideous”.

Others pointed out that it was already rusty, “no character to the surrounding area” and “does not represent the Scottish people”.

One person went so far as to describe it as a “dilapidated and overpriced monstrosity.”

The M&D theme park has been called “disappointing”, with Laura Bell pointing out that it was excellent 20 years ago, and Helen Turner Clarke describing it as “way too expensive” now.

V&A Dundee

Although it has only been open for a few years, the V&A Dundee has been called “disappointing” with one reader saying it was a “lovely building” but needed more exhibits .

Angela Boyd named the shores of Loch Lomond, explaining that it was hailed as a “fabulous shopping and entertainment spot on the outskirts of the Highlands”, but that half of the shops are now closed and there are no decent place to eat. She added that it was pretty sad to see.

Richie Nicoll posted: “‘Nessie Land’ @Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness ….. For such global interest it is more than embarrassing to have seen (and felt) what was there. interior.

“A little investment and creation would attract tourists …”

Emma McLean chose the Dandylion statue in Elgin, which is often referred to as one of the ugliest statues in Scotland.

El Haz was disappointed with the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, posting: “Famous for its natural beauty, but when you visit it’s way too crowded and for me takes away all the natural beauty effect.”

Morag Wilkinson added: “The Glasgow Transport Museum. I loved it as a kid in Kelvin Hall. You could get up close to the display of cars, bikes, buses and trains.

“The ‘new’ transport museum is a big disappointment in comparison (cars cut halfway up the walls). The street is the best display. “

Dean Thomson simply joked, “Loch Ness … Nessie has to be the world’s No.1 hide-and-seek champion of all time.”

Hamish Mcintosh had our favorite response, writing simply: “The road out of Scotland.

Like, whenever you need to leave this wonderful little country, you will be hard pressed to find better.

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