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Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS)

Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB

This fine house was virtually rebuilt in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for Mr F B Sharp.

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West Bow Well

Edinburgh, EH1 2HH

This was the first of the well heads built to supply water to the Grassmarket from the reservoir at Castle Hill.

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

There is a car park close to the...

Seton Collegiate Church (HS)

Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0PG

An enchanting medieval church at the end of a pretty woodland path.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Migvie Stone

by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A handsome 9th century Pictish cross-slab with on one side a large cross and on the other a horse and rider.

Round Church, Bowmore

Bowmore, Scotland, UK

Scotland’s only round church, completed in 1769, it sits in a prominent position in the middle of Bowmore.

Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS)

Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ

Founded in 1753 by Cumbrian iron masters, this is the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Ardclach Bell Tower (HS)

Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK

Like a miniature castle, the tower, built in 1655, may have been used as a combined prison and watchtower.

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Strome Castle

Stromemore, Strathcarron, IV54 8YJ

Ruined castle, dating back to 1472, situated on the shores of Loch Carron, commanding fine views westwards to Skye.

Inchkeith Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Though a lighthouse was built on Inchkeith as early as 1804, the island’s strategic position in the centre of the Firth...

Cambuskenneth Abbey (HS)

Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK

This once important Augustinian abbey was built in the 13th century.

Kelso Abbey (HS)

Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7JD

The west end of the great abbey church of the Tironesians, brought to Kelso in 1128 by David I.

Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

Castle Sween (HS)

Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK

One of the oldest castles in Scotland, built by Suibhne, ancestor of the MacSweens in the 12th century.

1 Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS) Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB 4 stars
2 West Bow Well Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
3 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
4 Seton Collegiate Church (HS) Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0PG 3 stars
5 Migvie Stone by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
6 Round Church, Bowmore Bowmore, Scotland, UK
7 Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS) Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ 4 stars
8 Ardclach Bell Tower (HS) Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK
9 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
10 Strome Castle Stromemore, Strathcarron, IV54 8YJ
11 Inchkeith Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Cambuskenneth Abbey (HS) Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK
13 Kelso Abbey (HS) Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7JD
14 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
15 Castle Sween (HS) Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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