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Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS)
Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS)

Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB

This fine house was virtually rebuilt in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for Mr F B Sharp.

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Baluachraig Rock Carvings

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

A small group of easily accessible cup and ring marked rocks.

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

    Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP

    A 16th century tower house converted for use as a barracks for Government troops after the Battle of Culloden. Spectacularly...

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    Political Martyrs’ Monument
    Political Martyrs’ Monument

    Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

    This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, is sometimes known as the ‘Hamilton Obelisk’and was erected in 1844...

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

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH

    This 15th century tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet. Ancient home of the McCullochs with...

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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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  • Castle Fraser (NTS)
    Castle Fraser (NTS)

    Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD

    One of the most spectacular of the Castles of Mar, this Fraser stronghold has a magnificent great hall, fine portraits and…

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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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    Nether Largie South Cairn

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    Built some 5000 years ago this was originally a chambered tomb, it forms part of an extraordinary linear cemetery that...

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  • Dumfries House
    Dumfries House

    Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

    Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

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  • Queen Mary’s Bath House
    Queen Mary’s Bath House

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This late 16th century building next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse is unlikely to be a bath house. It was once attached to...

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  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
    Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF

    Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and legends at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

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

    Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ

    One of Argyll’s finest castles, Carnasserie was built in the 1560s by John Carswell, rector of Kilmartin and first...

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  • Mull of Galloway Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built on Scotland’s most southerly point with views, on a clear day, of England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even Wales,...

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  • 1 Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS) Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB 4 stars
    2 Baluachraig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    3 Duke of Wellington Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    4 Corgarff Castle (HS) Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP 4 stars
    5 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
    6 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
    7 The Lighthouse Glasgow, G1 3NU
    8 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
    9 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
    10 Nether Largie South Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    11 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    12 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    13 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF 4 stars
    14 Carnasserie Castle (HS) Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ
    15 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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