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

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH

Set in a beautiful riverside setting, this fine hall house, built in the 16th and 17th centuries, is famed for its fine…

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Kilmartin Church

Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A prominent church, it is well known for its stone crosses and superb collection of beautifully carved medieval grave slabs.

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    Ormaig Rock Carvings

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    With some unusual designs this is one of the best rock art sites in Scotland.

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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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  • Tron Kirk
    Tron Kirk

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    One of Edinburgh’s principal churches, completed in 1648, it is named after the public weigh beam or tron which stood...

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  • Dunglass Collegiate Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS)

    Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

    Admire the surprisingly well-preserved sculptures insite this stone-vaulted medieval church.

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  • Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS)
    Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS)

    Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR

    Built in 1890 this distillery is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art. Audio visual presentation. See…

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

    Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6

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

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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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  • 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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  • Ornsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Ornsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    On the islet of Eilean Sionnach, off Ornsay, the lighthouse was built in 1857. The lighthouse cottages were once owned by...

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  • Linlithgow Palace © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Linlithgow Palace (HS)

    Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

    The splendid ruins of this great royal palace are set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch. Both James V and Mary Queen…

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    Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)
    Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)

    Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG

    Thomas Carlyle, the famous writer and historian was born here in 1795. The house is furnished as it would have been in...

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    Brown and White Caterthuns © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brown and White Caterthuns (HS)

    Brechin, Angus, Scotland, UK

    Two impressive prehistoric forts occupying the summits of adjoining hills. The White Caterthun has a massive stone walled…

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  • Quendale Watermill
    Quendale Watermill

    Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

    This beautifully restored mill with its overshot wheel, is in full working order. There are regular guided tours of the…

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    1 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
    2 Kilmartin Church Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    3 Ormaig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    4 Forth and Clyde Canal Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
    5 Tron Kirk Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    6 Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS) Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
    7 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS) Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR 4 stars
    8 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6
    9 Rubha Reidh Lighthouse Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA
    10 H.M. Frigate Unicorn South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3BP
    11 Ornsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    12 Linlithgow Palace (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL 4 stars
    13 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
    14 Brown and White Caterthuns (HS) Brechin, Angus, Scotland, UK
    15 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars

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