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© Dorothy Carse
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.

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  • MacLellan's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    MacLellan's Castle (HS)

    Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

    Built around 1570 by Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, this castle is based in the heart of Kirkcudbright.

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

    by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB35

    A well-preserved underground passage, with roofing slabs intact over the large chamber and entrance. About 2,000 years old.

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

    Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL

    The last great private fortress to be constructed in Scotland, Craignethan was begun about 1530.

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    Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)
    Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17

    A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

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  • Charles II Statue
    Charles II Statue

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    The oldest lead cast statue in Britain, portraying Charles II as a Roman emperor, it was completed in 1685 a month before...

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  • Ring of Brodgar © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ring of Brodgar (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.

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  • Bannockburn Battlefield Monument
    The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre (NTS)

    Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, FK7 0LJ

    One of the most important historic sites in Scotland.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
    Governor’s House
    Governor’s House

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This castellated, turreted house is all that remains of Calton Jail built in 1817, at that time the largest prison in...

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  • Covesea Skerries © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This lighthouse marking the skerries, a site of several shipwrecks, was built in 1846. There is a good walk along the coast...

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

    Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

    In a beautiful setting Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland.

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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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  • Corsewall Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Corsewall Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    At the northern end of the Rhins of Galloway to mark the entrance to Loch Ryan this lighthouse was completed in 1817. The...

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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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  • 1 Migvie Stone by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    2 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
    3 Culsh Souterrain (HS) by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB35
    4 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, ZE2
    5 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
    6 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
    7 Charles II Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    8 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre (NTS) Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, FK7 0LJ 3 stars
    10 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    11 Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    12 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
    13 Formaston Cross Slab The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
    14 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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