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Saddell Abbey

Carradale, Scotland, UK

A few ruins with a good collection of medieval grave slabs.

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

    Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ

    A massive tower, situated on an island in the River Dee, built by Archibald the Grim, and later a stronghold of the Black…

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    McEwan Hall
    McEwan Hall

    Scotland, UK

    A venue for graduations, concerts and public functions the hall was paid for by Sir William McEwan founder of the Edinburgh...

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  • St Blane's Church (HS)
    St Blane's Church (HS)

    Rothesay, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    A fine medieval church in a particularly beautiful setting, several early crosses found here are on display.

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  • Fyvie Castle (NTS)
    Fyvie Castle (NTS)

    Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

    Superb castle, dating from 13th century, with rich portrait collection, an equally fine collection of arms and armour, and…

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    Ness of Burgi Fort © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)

    Mainland, Shetland, ZE2

    A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron-Age date, with some features resembling a broch.

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  • Callendar House
    Callendar House

    Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR

    Enjoy a true taste of Scotland's history in a unique Georgian working kitchen. Also General Store, Printer's Shop, Clock…

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    Rothesay Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    David Livingstone Centre
    David Livingstone Centre (NTS)

    Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY

    Scotland's most famous explorer and missionary was born here in Shuttlerow in 1813. Today the 18th-century tenement…

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    J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS)
    J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS)

    Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX

    The creator of the eternal magic of 'Peter Pan' - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860.

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    Machrie Moor Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

    The remains of five stone circles of Bronze-Age date, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain.

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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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  • Brough of Birsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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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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  • Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)
    Edzell Castle and Garden (HS)

    Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE

    A late medieval tower house and beautiful walled garden laid out in 1604. The carved decoration of the garden wall…

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    1 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
    2 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
    3 McEwan Hall Scotland, UK
    4 St Blane's Church (HS) Rothesay, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    5 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
    6 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, ZE2
    7 Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR 4 stars
    8 Rothesay Castle (HS) Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA 4 stars
    9 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    10 J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS) Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX 3 stars
    11 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27
    12 Fort Charlotte (HS) Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JN
    13 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    14 Canongate Church Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    15 Edzell Castle and Garden (HS) Edzell, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UE 4 stars

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