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Nigg Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

One of the finest Pictish cross-slabs with elaborate bossed panels, beasts and symbols. Inside the old church at Nigg.

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

    Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH

    An elegant and virtually intact castle with views over the Firth of Clyde.

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    Ballymeanoch Standing Stones

    Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    An extraordinary group of standing stones arranged in two parallel lines.

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

    by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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

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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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  • Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)
    Pollok House and Country Park (NTS)

    Glasgow, G43 1AT

    Pollok House built in the elegant 18th century style for the Maxwell family.

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    Culross Palace (NTS)
    Culross Palace (NTS)

    Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH

    This delightful small royal burgh on the north shore of the Forth provides a striking introduction to Scottish domestic…

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    Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings
    Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

    Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

    This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986.

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  • Rosslyn Chapel
    Rosslyn Chapel

    Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9PU

    Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 and its ornate stonework has inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors ever since.

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    Ragged School
    Ragged School

    Edinburgh, EH1 2NA

    A boarding school, it was established in 1847 to feed, shelter and educate some of the Old Town’s many destitute children.

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

    Dumfries, Scotland, UK

    A fine late 13th century hall house, once a stronghold of the Douglases.

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  • Milne’s Court
    Milne’s Court

    Edinburgh, EH1 2PF

    The first open court or square of its type in Edinburgh, it was built in 1692 by Robert Mylne, Master Mason to the King.

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  • Tod Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Tod Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Lit in 1897 and decommissioned in 2007, Tod Head lies south of Stonehaven and near Catterline.

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  • Bishop's And Earl's Palace © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

    Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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    Skipness Castle (HS)

    Skipness, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    A fine 13th century castle with a 16th century tower house in one corner.

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  • 1 Nigg Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19
    2 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
    3 Ballymeanoch Standing Stones Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    4 Culsh Souterrain (HS) by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    5 Formaston Cross Slab The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
    6 Pollok House and Country Park (NTS) Glasgow, G43 1AT 3 stars
    7 Culross Palace (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
    8 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
    9 Rosslyn Chapel Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9PU 5 stars
    10 Ragged School Edinburgh, EH1 2NA
    11 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
    12 Milne’s Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PF
    13 Tod Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    14 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
    15 Skipness Castle (HS) Skipness, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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