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Beauly Priory © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Beauly Priory (HS)

Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

The roofless church of a Valliscaulian priory, which houses the tombs of a renowned McKenzie clan chief and Fraser Lords…

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  • Antonine Wall  Bar Hill (HS)
    Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS)

    Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65

    This fort, on the highest section of the wall, included a headquarters building, a well, granary and a bath house. From…

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  • Portencross Castle
    Portencross Castle

    Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

    Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire.

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

    Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF

    A 16th century tower on an island in Loch Leven. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for almost a year in 1567.

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    Covesea Skerries © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse marking the skerries, a site of several shipwrecks, was built in 1846. There is a good walk along the coast...

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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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  • Hospitalfield Arts
    Hospitalfield Arts

    Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2NH

    The extraordinary architecture, vivid Victorian collections and exceptional early arts and crafts interiors of the house…

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

    Penicuik, EH26 0NH

    An impressive Iron Age hill fort.

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  • Floors Castle
    Floors Castle

    Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF

    The largest inhabited castle in Scotland home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. Spectacular State rooms filled with...

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    Canongate Church
    Canongate Church

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This delightful Dutch-gabled church was completed in 1691. It is the church of both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and...

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

    Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

    A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops.

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  • Edinburgh Central Library
    Edinburgh Central Library

    Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

    This is one of the many libraries in the UK founded by Andrew Carnegie – the Scottish American industrialist and...

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

    Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU

    A vast eerie fortress, at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.

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    Gylen Castle

    Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK

    Perched on a rocky ridge, this is one of Scotland’s most spectacular castles.

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  • Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)
    Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17

    A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

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  • 1 Beauly Priory (HS) Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
    2 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    3 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    4 Lochleven Castle (HS) Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF 4 stars
    5 Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    6 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
    7 Hospitalfield Arts Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2NH
    8 Castlelaw Hill Fort and Souterrain (HS) Penicuik, EH26 0NH
    9 Floors Castle Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF 4 stars
    10 Canongate Church Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    11 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    12 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
    13 Hermitage Castle (HS) Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU 4 stars
    14 Gylen Castle Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK
    15 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17

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