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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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  • Queen Mary’s Bath House
    Queen Mary’s Bath House

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This late 16th century building next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse is unlikely to be a bath house. It was once attached to...

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    Crinan Canal

    Ardrishaig, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    An amazing achievement in its day, the canal opened in 1801. It allows vessels to reach the West Highlands without...

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  • Callendar House
    Callendar House

    Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR

    Enjoy a true taste of Scotland's history in a unique Georgian working kitchen. Also General Store, Printer's Shop, Clock…

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    Forth and Clyde Canal
    Forth and Clyde Canal

    Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

    Linking Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth to Bowling on the Clyde, the canal opened in 1790. It closed to freight traffic…

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  • Brodie Castle (NTS)
    Brodie Castle (NTS)

    Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE

    Set in parkland, Brodie Castle is old but the family association with the area is even older. The Brodies were first…

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  • Parliament Square
    Parliament Square

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    The square takes its name from Parliament House built here in 1641 to house the Scottish Parliament.

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    Bridge of Dye

    Aberdeenshire, AB31

    Built in 1680 this is one of the oldest bridges in the north-east. Tolls were once levied for its upkeep.

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  • Cairnholy Chambered Cairns © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cairnholy Chambered Cairns (HS)

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

    Two most impressive chambered cairns, c 2500 BC, with extraordinary facades of tall standing stones.

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  • Kelso Abbey (HS)
    Kelso Abbey (HS)

    Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, UK

    The west end of the great abbey church of the Tironesians, brought tot Kelso in 1128 by David I.

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

    Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

    In a beautiful setting by a loop in the River Clyde, Bothwell is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle…

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    Discovery Point/RRS Discovery
    Discovery Point/RRS Discovery

    Dundee, DD1 4XA

    Step aboard and explore Captain Scott's famous ship Discovery, that took him to Antarctica in 1901. Spectacular 3-D film…

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    Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)
    Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

    Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

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    Dryburgh Abbey (HS)

    Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

    Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys. The ruins are remarkably complete and include an exquisite barrel…

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    Political Martyrs’ Monument
    Political Martyrs’ Monument

    Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

    This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, is sometimes known as the ‘Hamilton Obelisk’and was erected in 1844...

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  • 1 James’ Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PB
    2 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    3 Crinan Canal Ardrishaig, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    4 Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR 4 stars
    5 Forth and Clyde Canal Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
    6 Brodie Castle (NTS) Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE
    7 Parliament Square Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    8 Bridge of Dye Aberdeenshire, AB31
    9 Cairnholy Chambered Cairns (HS) Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
    10 Kelso Abbey (HS) Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, UK
    11 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
    12 Discovery Point/RRS Discovery Dundee, DD1 4XA 5 stars
    13 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ
    14 Dryburgh Abbey (HS) Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ 5 stars
    15 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

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