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H.M. Frigate Unicorn
H.M. Frigate Unicorn

South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3BP

HM Frigate Unicorn is the oldest British-built warship afloat and Scotland's only example of a wooden warship.

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    Kilbrannan Chapel

    Tarbert, Scotland, UK

    This prominent medieval chapel by the shore is a short but rewarding walk from Skipness Castle.

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    Saddell Abbey

    Carradale, Scotland, UK

    A few ruins with a good collection of medieval grave slabs.

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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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    Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)
    Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)

    Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG

    This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage houses the last of 800 looms working in this village in the 1830's.

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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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    Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)
    Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)

    Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ

    This beautiful house was the home of the Leith family for almost 300 years. There is a superb garden and extensive grounds.

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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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  • Rona Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Rona Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This isolated lighthouse on Rona, at the north end of the Isle of Raasay, was built in 1857.

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  • Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS)
    Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS)

    Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

    Into a life tragically cut short at the age of 54, Hugh Miller packed careers as a stonemason, bank accountant, geologist…

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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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    Bannockburn Battlefield Monument
    The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre (NTS)

    Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, FK7 0LJ

    One of the most important historic sites in Scotland.

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    Kildalton Cross © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Kildalton Cross (HS)

    Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42

    The finest Early Christian cross in Scotland it was carved in the late 8th century. The adjoining graveyard has many...

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  • Georgian House (NTS)
    Georgian House (NTS)

    Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

    The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796.

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    Dunfermline Palace and Abbey © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (HS)

    Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PE

    The oldest and perhaps most splendid of Scotland's abbeys, Dunfermline, was founded by David I. The abbey church, built by...

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    1 H.M. Frigate Unicorn South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3BP
    2 Kilbrannan Chapel Tarbert, Scotland, UK
    3 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
    4 Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR 4 stars
    5 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    6 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
    7 Leith Hall and Garden (NTS) Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ 4 stars
    8 Forth and Clyde Canal Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
    9 Rona Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    10 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
    11 Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS) Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF 3 stars
    12 The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre (NTS) Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, FK7 0LJ 3 stars
    13 Kildalton Cross (HS) Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42
    14 Georgian House (NTS) Edinburgh, EH2 4DR 4 stars
    15 Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (HS) Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PE 4 stars

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