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Midhowe Broch © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved boch, with remains of later buildings round it.

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  • Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS)

    Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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

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  • Castle of Mey © Copyright Castle of Mey
    Castle and Gardens of Mey

    Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH

    The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572.

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    Castle Menzies
    Castle Menzies

    Weem, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JD

    Outstanding 16th century fortified tower house, the ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan Menzies. All three floor levels can...

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    Stanley Mills © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Stanley Mills (HS)

    Stanley, Perthshire, PH1 4QE

    This unique complex of water-powered cotton mills, built in 1786,is situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.

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  • Well of the Lecht
    Well of the Lecht

    Nr. Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland, UK

    An attractive plaque, beside the well on the A939 records how five companies of the 33rd Regiment built this section of...

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

    Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN

    An artillery fort, it was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but taken by them and burned…

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  • Knap O' Hower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Knap o' Howar (HS)

    Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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  • Royal High School
    Royal High School

    Edinburgh, EH4 6JP

    Built for the Royal High School, Edinburgh’s oldest school was completed in 1829.

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

    Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A mound covering a stone burial chamber divided by slabs into five compartments. Of Neolithic date. Access to chamber.

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  • Fort George © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)
    Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)

    Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ

    This beautiful house was the home of the Leith family for almost 300 years. There is a superb garden and extensive grounds.

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    Greenknowe Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Greenknowe Tower (HS)

    Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

    A handsome tower house on an L plan, built in 1581 and still retaining its iron gate or yett.

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

    New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK

    The splendid ruin of a late 13th century and early 14th century Cistercian abbey, founded by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway…

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    Maes Howe © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Maes Howe (HS)

    Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

    One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.

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    1 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    3 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
    4 Castle Menzies Weem, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JD 3 stars
    5 Stanley Mills (HS) Stanley, Perthshire, PH1 4QE
    6 Well of the Lecht Nr. Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland, UK
    7 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
    8 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 Royal High School Edinburgh, EH4 6JP
    10 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Fort George (HS) Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD 4 stars
    12 Leith Hall and Garden (NTS) Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ 4 stars
    13 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
    14 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
    15 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars

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