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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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Fortrose Cathedral © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Fortrose Cathedral (HS)

Fortrose, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

The south aisle of the nave and chapter house survive at this beautiful red sandstone cathedrad at Fortrose.

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  • skerryvore Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Skerryvore Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The construction of Scotland’s tallest 48m (158ft) high lighthouse, on a treacherous low lying reef 10 miles south-west of...

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

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

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    Nether Largie Standing Stones

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    This prominent group of standing stones, erected some 3200 years ago, may have been a lunar observatory.

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

    Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

    Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

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    Charles II Statue
    Charles II Statue

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    The oldest lead cast statue in Britain, portraying Charles II as a Roman emperor.

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

    Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF

    A 16th century tower on an island in Loch Leven. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for almost a year in 1567.

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    Tealing Dovecote (HS)

    Tealing, Dundee, DD4

    An elegant dovecot of the late 16th century standing in a modern farmyard.

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    Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built in 1821 at the top of this 91m (300ft) high headland, this was Shetlands first lighthouse. It was also the site of one...

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  • St Marys Parish Church
    St Marys Parish Church

    Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3JB

    Amazing C14th cathedral size church ruined C16 battle. Nave only till choir/transepts restored 1973! Windows, carvings…

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    Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)
    Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)

    Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF

    Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland. The oldest part is believed to date…

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    Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)
    Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)

    Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE

    A late medieval tower house and beautiful walled garden laid out in 1604. The carved decoration of the garden wall…

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    Tomb of the Eagles
    Tomb of the Eagles

    Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW

    Outstanding 5,000 year old burial cairn, named after the Sea Eagles whose talons were found buried alongside human skeletons.

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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 Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland.

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    1 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    2 Fortrose Cathedral (HS) Fortrose, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
    3 Skerryvore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    5 Nether Largie Standing Stones Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    6 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
    7 Charles II Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    8 Lochleven Castle (HS) Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF 4 stars
    9 Tealing Dovecote (HS) Tealing, Dundee, DD4
    10 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    11 St Marys Parish Church Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3JB 3 stars
    12 Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS) Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF 3 stars
    13 Edzell Castle and Garden (HS) Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE 4 stars
    14 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
    15 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars

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