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Castle and Gardens of Mey

Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH

The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572.

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Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA

For over 250 years Gretna Green in Scotland has been the name synonymous with romance and weddings.

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Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered.

Devorgilla Bridge

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Built in the 15th century, this is the oldest surviving multiple-arched bridge in Scotland. It is named after Devorgilla de...

A'Chleit Church

Killean, Scotland, UK

A historic church beside the sea.

Braemar Castle

Braemar, AB35 5XR

17th century hunting lodge, Hanoverian garrison and home to Clan Farquharson.

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Biggar Gas Works (HS)

Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ

In the last century many small towns across Scotland established their own gas works. This is one of the few to survive.

Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)

Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE

A late medieval tower house and beautiful walled garden laid out in 1604. The carved decoration of the garden wall…

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Political Martyrs’ Monument

Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, was erected in 1844 in memory of 5 political reformers of the late 1700s.

St Abbs Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Lit in 1862, the lighthouse marks the southern entrance to the Firth of Forth. The lighthouse was built below the highest...

Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA

More than 190 low stone slabs are arranged in rows down a hillside.

Bute House

Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland.

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...

J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS)

Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX

The creator of the eternal magic of 'Peter Pan' - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860.

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Kildalton Cross (HS)

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The finest carved stone high cross in Scotland, dating to the 8th century.

1 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
2 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
3 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Devorgilla Bridge Dumfries, Scotland, UK
5 A'Chleit Church Killean, Scotland, UK
6 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
7 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
8 Edzell Castle and Garden (HS) Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE 4 stars
9 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
10 St Abbs Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA
12 Bute House Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
13 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS) Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX 3 stars
15 Kildalton Cross (HS) Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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