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

High Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0AW

Beautifully situated on the banks of the Tay, the 15th century nave and the tower are cared for by Historic Scotland.

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

    St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR

    This cliff top castle, sited dramatically overlooking the North Sea, and protected by a rock cut moat, was the secure…

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    Union Bridge

    Fishwick, Scotland, UK

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

    Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ

    A massive tower, situated on an island in the River Dee, built by Archibald the Grim, and later a stronghold of the Black…

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    Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS)

    Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    An exceptionally well-preserved Pictish cross-slab.

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  • Antonine Wall - Rough Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Antonine Wall - Rough Castle (HS)

    Bonnybridge, FK4

    This is the best preserved section of the wall that, for about 20 years from 140 AD, divided the Roman south from the…

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

    Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA

    Scotland's most complete 13th century castle was a stronghold of the Earls of Mar. Known as the 'Queen of Highlands Castle'.

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    Fyvie Castle (NTS)
    Fyvie Castle (NTS)

    Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

    Superb castle, dating from 13th century, with rich portrait collection, an equally fine collection of arms and armour, and…

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    Beauly Priory © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Beauly Priory (HS)

    Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

    The roofless church of a Valliscaulian priory, which houses the tombs of a renowned McKenzie clan chief and Fraser Lords…

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    Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab

    Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK

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    Doune Castle (HS)

    Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA

    A magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Within the striking gatehouse is the splendid Lord's Hall.

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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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    Greenknowe Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Greenknowe Tower (HS)

    Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

    A handsome tower house on an L plan, built in 1581 and still retaining its iron gate or yett.

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  • Inchnahome Priory © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Inchmahome Priory (HS)

    By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA

    A beautifully situated Augustinian monastery founded in 1238. Much of the 13th century building survives.

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    1 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
    2 Dunkeld Cathedral (HS) High Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0AW
    3 St Andrews Castle (HS) St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR 4 stars
    4 Union Bridge Fishwick, Scotland, UK
    5 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
    6 Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS) Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
    7 Antonine Wall - Rough Castle (HS) Bonnybridge, FK4
    8 Kildrummy Castle (HS) Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA 3 stars
    9 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
    10 Beauly Priory (HS) Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
    11 Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK
    12 Doune Castle (HS) Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA 3 stars
    13 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
    14 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
    15 Inchmahome Priory (HS) By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA 3 stars

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