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Mount Stuart House and Gardens
Mount Stuart House and Gardens

Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR

One of Britains most spectacular Victorian Gothic houses, with 300 acres of landscaped gardens. Guided tours.

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Rubha Reidh Lighthouse
Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA

This lighthouse, built in 1912, marks the entrance to Loch Ewe. In World War II it was an important assembly area for…

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  • Burns Monument
    Burns Monument

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    More than a monument, this small temple was erected in 1831 in memory of Robert Burns 1759 -1792, Scotland’s national poet.

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  • Buchan Ness Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Buchan Ness Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This prominent lighthouse on the point of Buchan Ness was completed in 1827.

    Some of its buildings were slightly damaged...

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  • Tartan Weaving Mill
    Tartan Weaving Mill

    Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This historic building constructed in 1851 was for many years the principal reservoir of the city of Edinburgh. It held 1.7...

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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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    Muckle Flugga Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Britain’s most northerly lighthouse was built in 1858 on the highest of a series of offshore skerries. Designed by David...

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  • St Andrew's and St George's Church
    St Andrew's and St George's Church

    Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

    The first church to be built in Edinburgh’s New Town.

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  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Dunnet Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

    There is a car park close to the...

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    Saddell Abbey

    Carradale, Scotland, UK

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

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  • Covesea Skerries © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse marking the skerries, a site of several shipwrecks, was built in 1846. There is a good walk along the coast...

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  • Hopetoun House
    Hopetoun House

    South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

    Stately home, with sweeping lawns and magnificient grounds. The State Apartments are superb with many notable paintings...

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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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    Gylen Castle

    Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK

    Perched on a rocky ridge, this is one of Scotland’s most spectacular castles.

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  • Rattray Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Rattray Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse, built in 1895, marked a particularly dangerous part of the east coast. Just half a mile offshore and...

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  • 1 Mount Stuart House and Gardens Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR 4 stars
    2 Rubha Reidh Lighthouse Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA
    3 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    4 Buchan Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    5 Tartan Weaving Mill Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    6 Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (HS) Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PE 4 stars
    7 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    8 St Andrew's and St George's Church Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
    9 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    10 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
    11 Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    12 Hopetoun House South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL 4 stars
    13 St Marys Parish Church Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3JB 3 stars
    14 Gylen Castle Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK
    15 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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