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© David Hayes
Bridge over the Atlantic

Clachan Seil (Near Oban), Scotland, UK

A spectacular old bridge, it connects the Island of Seil to the mainland.

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

    Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Ruined 12th century monastic church and post-medieval domestic buildings.

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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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  • 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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  • Cape Wrath Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Cape Wrath Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The lighthouse at Scotland’s north westerly tip was built in 1828. It can be reached today by a short ferry crossing...

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  • Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)
    Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)

    Glasgow, G43 1AT

    Pollok House built in the elegant 18th century style for the Maxwell family.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
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    St Mary's Kirk (Auchindoir) (HS)

    Auchindoir, By Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 3NW

    One of the finest medieval parish churches in Scotland, roofless but otherwise entire.

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  • Eassie Cross Slab © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Eassie Cross Slab (HS)

    by Glamis, Angus, DD8

    An elaborately sculptured Pictish cross-slab.

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  • Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS)
    Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS)

    By Inverness, IV2 5EU

    Scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain. The final Jacobite uprising ended here on 16 April, 1746, when…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    © David Hayes
    Saddell Abbey

    Carradale, Scotland, UK

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

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  • Broch of Gurness © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Broch of Gurness (HS)

    Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH

    Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS)

    Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51

    A recumbent stone circle about 4,000 years old. Car parking nearby.

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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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  • Cromarty Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Cromarty Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    An almost urban lighthouse, it sits at the end of George Street in the middle of this historic town.

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  • New Abbey Cornmill © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    New Abbey Cornmill (HS)

    By Dumfries, DG2 8BX

    A carefully renovated 18th century water-powered oatmeal mill in full working order, with regular demonstrations in the…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Bridge over the Atlantic Clachan Seil (Near Oban), Scotland, UK
    2 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Ornsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 Antonine Wall - Rough Castle (HS) Bonnybridge, FK4
    5 Cape Wrath Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    6 Pollok House and Country Park (NTS) Glasgow, G43 1AT 3 stars
    7 St Mary's Kirk (Auchindoir) (HS) Auchindoir, By Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 3NW
    8 Eassie Cross Slab (HS) by Glamis, Angus, DD8
    9 Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS) By Inverness, IV2 5EU 4 stars
    10 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
    11 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    12 Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51
    13 Ormaig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    14 Cromarty Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars

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