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Eshaness Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Lit in 1929, this was the last manned lighthouse designed by a Stevenson for the Northern Lighthouse Board. It was built of...

Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)

Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron-Age date, with some features resembling a broch.

Dinvin Motte

Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26

The most impressive medieval earthwork in the South of Scotland, its defences consists of two massive 4 metre deep ditches.

Edin's Hall Broch (HS)

Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

One of the few Iron Age brochs in lowland Scotland, sitting in a fort defended by ramparts and ditches.

Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

This is one of the many libraries in the UK founded by Andrew Carnegie.

Balmoral Hotel

Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

This prominent Edinburgh landmark, known until the 1980s as the North British Hotel, was a traditional railway hotel.

Nether Largie North Cairn

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

An impressive cairn with a large central cist; its capstone is carved with cup marks and axe heads.

Eassie Cross Slab (HS)

by Glamis, Angus, DD8

An elaborately sculptured Pictish cross-slab.

Finlaggan

Ballygrant, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA45 7QL

Finlaggan, the ancient seat of the Lords of the Isles, is an island settlement in the beautiful secluded Loch Finlaggan…

Abbot House Heritage Centre

Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NE

This distinctive historic building is now an award winning attraction telling the story of Dunfermline.

St Blane's Church (HS)

Rothesay, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A 12th century Romanesque chapel set within an early Christian monastery. A charming, tranquil spot.

Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

Inverlochy Castle (HS)

Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33

A fine well-preserved 13th century castle of the Comyn family.

Queen Mary’s Bath House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This late 16th century building is next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Cardoness Castle (HS)

Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH

This 15th century tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
1 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK
3 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
4 Edin's Hall Broch (HS) Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
5 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
6 Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
7 Nether Largie North Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
8 Eassie Cross Slab (HS) by Glamis, Angus, DD8
9 Finlaggan Ballygrant, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA45 7QL
10 Abbot House Heritage Centre Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NE
11 St Blane's Church (HS) Rothesay, Argyll, Scotland, UK
12 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Inverlochy Castle (HS) Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33
14 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
15 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars

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