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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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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse

Glasgow, G1 3NU

The Lighthouse - Scotland's Centre for Architecture and Design. Opened as the centrepiece of the 1999 Year of Architecture…

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  • Governor’s House
    Governor’s House

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This castellated, turreted house is all that remains of Calton Jail built in 1817, at that time the largest prison in...

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    A'Chleit Church

    Killean, Scotland, UK

    A historic church beside the sea.

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  • Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)
    Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)

    Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF

    Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland. The oldest part is believed to date…

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    Rattray Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Rattray Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse, built in 1895, marked a particularly dangerous part of the east coast. Just half a mile offshore and...

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  • Ring of Brodgar © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ring of Brodgar (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.

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  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    Royal Yacht Britannia

    Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

    The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, only 2 miles from the city centre.

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    New Lanark Visitor Centre
    New Lanark Visitor Centre

    New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

    This cotton mill village was founded in 1785 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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    Gladstone's Land (NTS)
    Gladstone's Land (NTS)

    Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

    The building is the most important example of a 17th-century tenement building to survive in Edinburgh.

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    Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS)

    Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HX

    Discover the history and legends of Bennachie. Learn about the colonists of the 1800's and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft...

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  • Dunadd Fort © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunadd Fort (HS)

    by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8

    The kings of Dal Riata were inaugurated here more than 1,200 years ago.

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  • Midhowe Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 12 stalls.

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  • Chesters Hill Fort © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Chesters Hill Fort (HS)

    Haddington, East Lothian, EH39

    This hill fort has an elaborate system of stone and earth ramparts, enclosing a settlement of buildings.

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

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

    A fine tower house, a 16th century redevelopment of a late 13th century hall house.

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  • 1 St Andrews Castle (HS) St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR 4 stars
    2 The Lighthouse Glasgow, G1 3NU
    3 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    4 A'Chleit Church Killean, Scotland, UK
    5 Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS) Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF 3 stars
    6 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    7 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Royal Yacht Britannia Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ 5 stars
    9 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    10 Gladstone's Land (NTS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 3 stars
    11 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HX
    12 Dunadd Fort (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8
    13 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Chesters Hill Fort (HS) Haddington, East Lothian, EH39
    15 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

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