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Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS) © David Hayes
Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS)

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ

Picturesque 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings, family portraits and furniture....

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Dunadd Fort © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Dunadd Fort (HS)

by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8

The kings of Dal Riata were inaugurated here more than 1,200 years ago.

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  • Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.

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    Auchindoun Castle (HS)

    Nr Dufftown, Scotland, UK

    Auchindoun Castle is a 15th century L-Plan tower castle located in Auchindoun near Dufftown in the Moray region of Scotland.

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

    Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR

    A mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was notorious for his cruelty.

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  • Tenement House (NTS)
    Tenement House (NTS)

    Garnethill, Glasgow, G3 6QN

    Glasgow, more than any Scottish city, is associated with tenements. This first-floor flat is a typical late Victorian…

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    Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)
    Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)

    Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY

    The home of John Davidson, who inspired the character Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns' famous poem Tam o'Shanter.

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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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  • Brown and White Caterthuns © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brown and White Caterthuns (HS)

    Brechin, Angus, Scotland, UK

    Two impressive prehistoric forts occupying the summits of adjoining hills. The White Caterthun has a massive stone walled…

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  • Neist Point © Ian Cowe
    Neist Point Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The lighthouse, built in 1909, has one of the most dramatic situations of any Scottish lighthouse.

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  • Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)
    Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)

    Glasgow, G43 1AT

    Pollok House built in the elegant 18th century style for the Maxwell family.

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

    Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH

    Set in a beautiful riverside setting, this fine hall house was built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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    Innerpeffray Chapel © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Innerpeffray Chapel (HS)

    Innerpeffray, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    Find traces of the pre-Reformation worship and a painted celestial ceiling in this beautiful, rural church.

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  • Delgatie Castle
    Delgatie Castle

    Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD

    11th century castle with fine Painted ceilings dating 1592 and 1597. Unique baby’s four poster bed, displays of dolls...

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  • Cambuskenneth Abbey © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cambuskenneth Abbey (HS)

    Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK

    This once important Augustinian abbey was built in the 13th century. After the Reformation the buildings were pillaged...

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  • 1 Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS) Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ 4 stars
    2 Dunadd Fort (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8
    3 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Auchindoun Castle (HS) Nr Dufftown, Scotland, UK
    5 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
    6 Tenement House (NTS) Garnethill, Glasgow, G3 6QN 4 stars
    7 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    8 American Monument Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU
    9 Brown and White Caterthuns (HS) Brechin, Angus, Scotland, UK
    10 Neist Point Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    11 Pollok House and Country Park (NTS) Glasgow, G43 1AT 3 stars
    12 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
    13 Innerpeffray Chapel (HS) Innerpeffray, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
    14 Delgatie Castle Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD
    15 Cambuskenneth Abbey (HS) Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK

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