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Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)
Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5

This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986. Dating from around 2500 BC they…

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  • Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)
    Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)

    Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

    This clifftop mansion was built by Robert Adam for the last Earl of Cassillis in 1772-1790. There have been castles on...

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    Lochranza Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Lochranza Castle (HS)

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

    A fine tower house, a 16th century redevelopment of a late 13th century hall house.

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  • Castle Semple Collegiate Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS)

    Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

    Founded in 1504 by Lord Sempill, the church had seven priests to say masses for the family. Only a few years after...

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  • Biggar Gas Works © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Biggar Gas Works (HS)

    Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ

    In the last century many small towns across Scotland established their own gas works. This is one of the few to survive.

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  • David Livingstone Centre
    David Livingstone Centre (NTS)

    Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY

    Scotland's most famous explorer and missionary was born here in Shuttlerow in 1813. Today the 18th-century tenement…

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    Maidens Beach

    Turnberry, Scotland, UK

    A beautiful sandy beach backed by wide grassy areas.

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    Troon South Beach

    Troon, Scotland, UK

    A broad friendly beach it runs south from Troon.

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    Lendalfoot Beach

    Lendalfoot, Scotland, UK

    A long sandy beach near the village of Lendalfoot.

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  • New Lanark Visitor Centre
    New Lanark Visitor Centre

    New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

    This cotton mill village was founded in 1785 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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    Antonine Wall  Bar Hill (HS)
    Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS)

    Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65

    This fort, on the highest section of the wall, included a headquarters building, a well, granary and a bath house. From…

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  • Dumfries House
    Dumfries House

    Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

    Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

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    Wemyss Bay

    Wemyss Bay, Scotland, UK

    Small sand and shingle beach.

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  • Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre
    Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre

    Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0NB

    Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre is an independent garden centre set in the beautiful village of Ballantrae.

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  • Auchagallon Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS)

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

    Visit a Bronze Age cairn surrounded by a circle of 14 standing stones looking out over Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre.

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  • 1 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5
    2 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    3 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
    4 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    5 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
    6 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    7 Maidens Beach Turnberry, Scotland, UK
    8 Troon South Beach Troon, Scotland, UK
    9 Lendalfoot Beach Lendalfoot, Scotland, UK
    10 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    11 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    12 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    13 Wemyss Bay Wemyss Bay, Scotland, UK
    14 Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0NB
    15 Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

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