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Girdle Ness Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Girdle Ness Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The wrecking of the whaling ship Oscar here in 1813 with the loss of all but two of her crew of 45 led to the building of...

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  • Culross Palace (NTS)
    Culross Palace (NTS)

    Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH

    This delightful small royal burgh on the north shore of the Forth provides a striking introduction to Scottish domestic…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
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    Sailean Limekilns

    Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK

    One of Scotland’s most impressive early industrial sites.

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    American Monument

    Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU

    The memorial to the 550 American servicemen who lost their lives near here in 1918.

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    Kilmichael Glassary

    Lochgilphead, Scotland, UK

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  • Kinnaird Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Scotland’s first mainland light house, completed in 1787, was really a 16th century castle with a light placed on top of...

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  • Black Watch Memorial
    Black Watch Memorial

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This monument was erected in 1910 in memory of the officers and men of the Black Watch regiment who died during the 1899 –...

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  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Dunnet Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

    There is a car park close to the...

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  • Brough of Birsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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  • Historic Kilmun
    Historic Kilmun

    Kilmun, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8SE

    Historic Kilmun boasts the Clan Campbell Mausoleum, the site of Fintan Munnu's first church, walks and historic graves.

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    Nether Largie Mid Cairn

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    A Bronze Cairn it forms part of the extraordinary linear cemetery that stretches south from Kilmartin.

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

    Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

    This most famous of Scottish castles dominates the city. With its magnificent buildings, exhibitions and museums the castle...

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars
    Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)
    Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

    Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

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  • James’ Court
    James’ Court

    Edinburgh, EH1 2PB

    A fashionable address in its day it is named after its builder James Brownhill and was built about 1725.

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  • Rubha Reidh Lighthouse
    Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

    Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA

    This lighthouse, built in 1912, marks the entrance to Loch Ewe. In World War II it was an important assembly area for…

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  • 1 Girdle Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
    3 Sailean Limekilns Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK
    4 American Monument Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU
    5 Kilmichael Glassary Lochgilphead, Scotland, UK
    6 Kinnaird Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    7 Black Watch Memorial Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    8 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    10 Historic Kilmun Kilmun, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8SE
    11 Nether Largie Mid Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    12 Edinburgh Castle (HS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NG 5 stars
    13 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ
    14 James’ Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PB
    15 Rubha Reidh Lighthouse Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA

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