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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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Eshaness Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Eshaness Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Lit in 1929, this was the last manned lighthouse designed by a Stevenson for the Northern Lighthouse Board. It was built of...

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    Baluachraig Rock Carvings

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    A small group of easily accessible cup and ring marked rocks.

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  • Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
    Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

    Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU

    A New View! Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Experience, 5 star Visit Scotland attraction.

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    Maybole Castle
    Maybole Castle

    Maybole, KA19 8YG

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

    Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ

    One of the largest castles in Scotland, Urquhart sits on a rocky promontory on the shores of Loch Ness.

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    Rosal Clearance Township

    Strathnaver, Scotland, UK

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  • Bachelor's Club (NTS)
    Bachelor's Club (NTS)

    Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB

    In this 17th century thatched house in Tarbolton, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780. Burns attended…

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

    Abernethy, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 9RT

    One of the two round towers of Irish style surviving in Scotland, dating from the end of the 11th century. Pictish symbol…

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

    Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH

    A fine 13th century castle, added to in the 15th and 16th centuries. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562.

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    Knap O' Hower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Knap o' Howar (HS)

    Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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  • Queen Mary’s Bath House
    Queen Mary’s Bath House

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This late 16th century building is next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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    Shandwick Cross-Slab

    by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20

    An outstanding Pictish monument, on one side is a prominent cross, on the other there are various symbols and scenes...

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

    Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA

    A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591…

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    Badbea

    Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
    2 Eshaness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Baluachraig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    4 Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU 5 stars
    5 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
    6 Urquhart Castle (HS) Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ 5 stars
    7 Rosal Clearance Township Strathnaver, Scotland, UK
    8 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    9 Abernethy Round Tower (HS) Abernethy, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 9RT
    10 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
    11 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    13 Shandwick Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20
    14 Crichton Castle (HS) Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA 3 stars
    15 Badbea Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

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