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Duart Castle
Duart Castle

Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA64 6AP

13th Century Clan Castle, Isle of Mull. Home of the Clan Maclean and current Clan Chief.

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Haddo House and Garden (NTS)
Haddo House and Garden (NTS)

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ

This elegant mansion, home of the earls and marquesses of Aberdeen, is noted for its fine furniture and paintings. It has…

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Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and legends at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

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Holmwood House (NTS)
Holmwood House (NTS)

Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YG

Built for James Couper, mill owner, in 1857-58, Holmwood is possibly the finest domestic design by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

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

    Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK

    This once important Augustinian abbey was built in the 13th century. After the Reformation the buildings were pillaged...

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

    Inchcolm Island, Fife, Scotland, UK

    Known as the ‘Iona of the East' this beautiful island abbey was founded in the latter part of the 12th century.

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    Waverley Station
    Waverley Station

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    The largest mainline station outside London, Waverley was created in 1858 when the North British Railway Company,...

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    Argyll's Lodging (HS)

    Stirling, FK8 1EG

    A superb mansion built around 1630, once owned by the Earl of Argyll. It is the most impressive town house of its period…

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    Carlungie Souterrain © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Carlungie Souterrain (HS)

    Mains of Ardestie, Dundee, DD5

    This large earth house, was discovered in 1949. There were no traces of the roof, which was possibly made of timber. To...

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  • Quendale Watermill
    Quendale Watermill

    Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

    This beautifully restored mill with its overshot wheel, is in full working order. There are regular guided tours of the…

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    Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)
    Stanydale 'Temple' (HS)

    Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2

    A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber.

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

    Nr. Cupar, Fife, KY15

    Renowned as the home of Sir John Scot, author of 'Scot of Scotstarvit's Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen'.

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  • Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A massive tomb with long, narrow chamber divided into three, with 14 beehive cells opening onto the walls.

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  • 1 Duart Castle Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA64 6AP 4 stars
    2 Haddo House and Garden (NTS) Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ 4 stars
    3 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF 4 stars
    4 Holmwood House (NTS) Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YG 4 stars
    5 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    6 Cambuskenneth Abbey (HS) Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK
    7 Inchcolm Abbey (HS) Inchcolm Island, Fife, Scotland, UK 3 stars
    8 Waverley Station Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    9 Argyll's Lodging (HS) Stirling, FK8 1EG 4 stars
    10 Carlungie Souterrain (HS) Mains of Ardestie, Dundee, DD5
    11 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
    12 Stanydale 'Temple' (HS) Stanydale, Shetland, ZE2
    13 Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR 4 stars
    14 Scotstarvit Tower (HS) Nr. Cupar, Fife, KY15
    15 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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