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

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH

Set in a beautiful riverside setting, this fine hall house was built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Dunkeld Bridge

Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8

Completed in 1809 this was one of Thomas Telford's finest bridges. Originally tolls were charged. These proved most...

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  • Brechin Cathedral Round Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brechin Cathedral Round Tower (HS)

    Brechin, Angus, DD9 6HD

    The tower, one of only two in Scotland, dates from the 11th century and was part of an early monastery.

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  • Newhailes (NTS)
    Newhailes (NTS)

    Musselburgh, EH21 6RY

    Newhailes contains a fine collection of paintings, including portraits by Medina and Ramsay.

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  • Provost Skene's House
    Provost Skene's House

    Guestrow, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1AS

    Provost Skene's House is currently closed due to the Marischal Square Development surrounding the building.

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    Roches Moutonnees, Dulnain Bridge

    Dulnain Bridge, Scotland, UK

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

    Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

    A handsome tower house on an L plan, built in 1581 and still retaining its iron gate or yett.

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  • Ornsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Ornsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    On the islet of Eilean Sionnach, off Ornsay, the lighthouse was built in 1857. The lighthouse cottages were once owned by...

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  • Girdle Ness Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Girdle Ness Lighthouse

    Aberdeen, AB11 8QX

    The wrecking of the whaling ship Oscar here in 1813 with the loss of all but two of her crew of 45 led to the building of...

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  • Grassmarket
    Grassmarket

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    The Grassmarket was the site of a weekly market for cattle, horses and sheep, and many public executions.

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  • West Bow Well
    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.

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  • Tobar Odhran © David Hayes
    Tobar Odhran

    Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK

    St Oran’s well, marked by an 8th century cross.

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  • Dunblane Cathedral © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunblane Cathedral (HS)

    Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 0AQ

    One of Scotland's finest medieval churches, part of the tower is Romanesque, but the larger part of the building is of the…

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  • Keills Chapel © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Keills Chapel (HS)

    Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    A stunning collection of West Highland graveslabs and early medieval sculpture that includes the magnificent Keills Cross.

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  • Dun Dornaigil © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dun Dornaigil (HS)

    Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

    Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well preserved broch with a distinctive entrance, standing to a height of 6.7 metres.

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  • 1 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
    2 Dunkeld Bridge Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8
    3 Brechin Cathedral Round Tower (HS) Brechin, Angus, DD9 6HD
    4 Newhailes (NTS) Musselburgh, EH21 6RY
    5 Provost Skene's House Guestrow, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1AS 3 stars
    6 Roches Moutonnees, Dulnain Bridge Dulnain Bridge, Scotland, UK
    7 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
    8 Ornsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Girdle Ness Lighthouse Aberdeen, AB11 8QX
    10 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    11 West Bow Well Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
    12 Tobar Odhran Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK
    13 Dunblane Cathedral (HS) Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 0AQ
    14 Keills Chapel (HS) Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    15 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

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