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Paxton House

Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ

A magnificent 18th century Palladian house set in vast grounds and gardens leading to the banks of the River Tweed. Fine...

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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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Kilmory Knap Chapel

Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A small chapel in a superb position it houses the exquisitely carved MacMillan’s cross and a large collection of medieval...

The Lighthouse

Glasgow, G1 3NU

The Lighthouse - Scotland's Centre for Architecture and Design.

Sunhoney Stone Circle

Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32

A particularly fine recumbent stone circle, with nine standing stones and a cup-marked recumbent stone with flanking pillars.

Jedburgh Abbey (HS)

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ

A majestic building founded by David I in 1138. The Abbey church is almost complete. Award winning visitor centre.

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Balvenie Castle (HS)

Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH

A fine 13th century castle, added to in the 15th and 16th centuries. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562.

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Cullerlie Stone Circle (HS)

Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A circle of eight stones enclosing an area consecrated by fires on which eight small cairns were later built.

Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Britain’s most northerly lighthouse was built in 1858 on the highest of a series of offshore skerries. Designed by David...

Doune Castle (HS)

Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA

A magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Within the striking gatehouse is the splendid Lord's Hall.

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Inchkeith Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Though a lighthouse was built on Inchkeith as early as 1804, the island’s strategic position in the centre of the Firth...

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Royal High School

Edinburgh, EH4 6JP

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

Carnasserie Castle (HS)

Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ

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

Girdle Ness Lighthouse

Aberdeen, AB11 8QX

The wrecking of the whaling ship Oscar here in 1813 with the loss of all but two of her crew of 45 led to the building of...

1 Paxton House Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ 5 stars
2 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
3 Kilmory Knap Chapel Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland, UK
4 The Lighthouse Glasgow, G1 3NU
5 Sunhoney Stone Circle Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32
6 Jedburgh Abbey (HS) Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ 5 stars
7 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
8 Cullerlie Stone Circle (HS) Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
9 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Doune Castle (HS) Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA 4 stars
11 Inchkeith Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Royal High School Edinburgh, EH4 6JP
14 Carnasserie Castle (HS) Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ
15 Girdle Ness Lighthouse Aberdeen, AB11 8QX

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