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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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  • Nelson Monument
    Nelson Monument

    Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

    The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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

    Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6

    A classic, late 16th century L-shaped tower house with three corbelled turrets. Its entrance doorway still retains…

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

    Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

    With a fine ruined Z-plan tower, this impressive castle was built between 1560 and 1574 by Gilbert Balfour, from Fife…

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  • Castle of Old Wick © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Castle of Old Wick (HS)

    Wick, Caithness, KW1 5

    The ruins of the Castle of Old Wick are dramatically located on top of steep cliffs overlooking the sea. The simple…

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  • Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)
    Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)

    Glasgow, G43 1AT

    Pollok House built in the elegant 18th century style for the Maxwell family.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
    MacLellan's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    MacLellan's Castle (HS)

    Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

    A castellated town house, complete except for its roof, built in 1577 by the then Provost of Kirkcudbright, Sir Thomas…

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    Kinnaird Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Scotland’s first mainland light house, completed in 1787, was really a 16th century castle with a light placed on top of...

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  • Ruthven Barracks © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ruthven Barracks (HS)

    Ruthven, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

    Ruthven is the best preserved of the four infantry barracks built by the government following the 1715 Jacobite rebellion.

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

    Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2

    A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.

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  • The Tall Ship at Riverside
    The Tall Ship at Riverside

    Glasgow, G3 8RS

    Built at Port Glasgow in 1896, she is one of only 5 Clydebuilt sailing ships remaining afloat in the world.

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    Dunstaffnage Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    Tiumpan Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse to the north of Stornoway was built in 1900. In 1956 the royal family, on holiday on the Royal Yacht...

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

    Stirling, FK8 1EJ

    The grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation and in its architecture. Magnificent Renaissance Palace,...

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    Burns Monument
    Burns Monument

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    More than a monument, this small temple was erected in 1831 in memory of Robert Burns 1759 -1792, Scotland’s national poet.

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  • 1 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
    2 Nelson Monument Edinburgh, EH7 5AA 4 stars
    3 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6
    4 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    5 Castle of Old Wick (HS) Wick, Caithness, KW1 5
    6 Pollok House and Country Park (NTS) Glasgow, G43 1AT 3 stars
    7 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
    8 Kinnaird Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Ruthven Barracks (HS) Ruthven, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
    10 Clickimin Broch (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE2
    11 The Tall Ship at Riverside Glasgow, G3 8RS 4 stars
    12 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
    13 Tiumpan Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    14 Stirling Castle (HS) Stirling, FK8 1EJ 5 stars
    15 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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