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Formaston Cross Slab
Formaston Cross Slab

The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR

Formaston Cross Slab

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  • Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS)
    Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS)

    By Inverness, IV2 5EU

    Scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain. The final Jacobite uprising ended here on 16 April, 1746, when…

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    Fidra Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Fidra Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This uninhabited island off North Berwick acquired its lighthouse in 1885. It is one of the islands, Unst is another,...

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    Castle Stalker

    Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    This spectacular mid 16th century tower of the Stewarts of Appin stands on a small rocky island 100 yards off shore. ...

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  • Fair Isle North Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Fair Isle North Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    First lit in 1892 this lighthouse was machine gunned and bombed by German aircraft on two occasions in 1941, the outhouses...

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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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  • Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)
    Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)

    Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

    This clifftop mansion was built by Robert Adam for the last Earl of Cassillis in 1772-1790. There have been castles on...

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    Muckle Flugga Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    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...

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  • Castle of Mey © Copyright Castle of Mey
    Castle and Gardens of Mey

    Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH

    The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572.

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

    Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

    This most famous of Scottish castles dominates the city. With its magnificent buildings, exhibitions and museums the castle...

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    Eilean Donan Castle
    Eilean Donan Castle

    Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX

    Perhaps the most scenic of Scotland's castles, the original Eilean Donan was built around 1230, before its destruction…

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    Duke of Wellington Statue
    Duke of Wellington Statue

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This memorial to the Duke of Wellington, victor over the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1816, was erected in 1852.

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  • Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)
    Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS)

    Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF

    Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland. The oldest part is believed to date…

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    Political Martyrs’ Monument
    Political Martyrs’ Monument

    Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

    This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, is sometimes known as the ‘Hamilton Obelisk’and was erected in 1844...

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  • Craigievar Castle (NTS)
    Craigievar Castle (NTS)

    Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

    This fairytale-like castle is one of the most perfect tower houses of its period in Scotland.

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    1 Formaston Cross Slab The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
    2 Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS) By Inverness, IV2 5EU 4 stars
    3 Fidra Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 Castle Stalker Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    5 Fair Isle North Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    6 Waverley Station Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    7 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    8 Muckle Flugga Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
    10 Edinburgh Castle (HS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NG 5 stars
    11 Eilean Donan Castle Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX 4 stars
    12 Duke of Wellington Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    13 Kellie Castle and Garden (NTS) Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF 3 stars
    14 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
    15 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars

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