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Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)
Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)

Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG

This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage houses the last of 800 looms working in this village in the 1830's.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
Corsewall Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Corsewall Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

At the northern end of the Rhins of Galloway to mark the entrance to Loch Ryan this lighthouse was completed in 1817. The...

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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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    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.

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  • Duke of Wellington Statue
    Duke of Wellington Statue

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This memorial to the Duke of Wellington, victor over the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1816, was erected in 1852.

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    Nether Largie Standing Stones

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    This prominent group of standing stones, erected some 3200 years ago, may have been a lunar observatory.

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    Saddell Abbey

    Carradale, Scotland, UK

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

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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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    Bridge of Carr © Copyright James Ross
    Bridge of Carr

    Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AS

    Built in 1717 this packhorse bridge is one of the oldest in the Highlands. In big spates the river can flow over the...

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  • Royal High School
    Royal High School

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    Built for the Royal High School, Edinburgh’s oldest school, and completed in 1829, these classical buildings hardly look...

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  • St Abbs Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    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...

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    Kilchoman Cross

    Kilchoman, Scotland, UK

    A magnificent cross dating from about 1350, it stands in a churchyard overlooking Machir Bay.

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  • Portencross Castle
    Portencross Castle

    Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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  • Tarbat NessLighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This 41m (134ft) high red banded lighthouse, completed in 1830, is the tallest on the Scottish mainland. Its pre-automation...

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  • Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)
    Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

    Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

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  • 1 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    2 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
    4 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    5 Duke of Wellington Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    6 Nether Largie Standing Stones Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    7 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
    8 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
    9 Bridge of Carr Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AS
    10 Royal High School Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    11 St Abbs Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    12 Kilchoman Cross Kilchoman, Scotland, UK
    13 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    14 Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

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