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Historic Attractions in Scotland

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St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)

Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

The choir and south side of the nave of a late 14th century parish church.

Netherbow Port

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The town’s most important gate, the Netherbow Port stood in the middle of the High Street just below John Knox’s house.

Blair Castle

Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl.

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Culsh Souterrain (HS)

by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved underground passage, with roofing slabs intact over the large chamber and entrance. About 2,000 years old.

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

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Kilmartin Church

Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A prominent church, it is well known for its stone crosses and superb collection of beautifully carved medieval grave slabs.

William Pitt Statue

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

William Pitt the Younger became Britain’s youngest prime minister at the age of 24.

Tantallon Castle (HS)

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN

Set on the edge of cliffs, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family.

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Dryburgh Abbey (HS)

Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys. The ruins are remarkably complete.

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Dun Carloway Broch (HS)

Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY

Stand within the towering drystone walls of one of the best-preserved broch towers in Scotland.

Dunstaffnage Castle (HS)

By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ

A very fine 13th century castle, built on a rock. Nearby are the ruins of a chapel with beautiful architectural detailing.

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS)

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

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Rothesay Castle (HS)

Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA

A remarkable 13th century castle of enclosure, circular in plan, with a 16th century fore-work.

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Dumbarton Castle (HS)

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ

Spectacularly sited on a volcanic rock, the site of the ancient capital of Strathclyde.

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Fort George (HS)

Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD

The most outstanding artillery fortification in Europe, Fort George was built following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.

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1 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
2 Netherbow Port Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
3 Blair Castle Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL 5 stars
4 Culsh Souterrain (HS) by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
5 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
6 Kilmartin Church Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
7 William Pitt Statue Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
8 Tantallon Castle (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN 4 stars
9 Dryburgh Abbey (HS) Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ 5 stars
10 Dun Carloway Broch (HS) Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY
11 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
12 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
13 Rothesay Castle (HS) Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA 4 stars
14 Dumbarton Castle (HS) Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ 4 stars
15 Fort George (HS) Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD 4 stars

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