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Historic Attractions in Scotland

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Hermitage Castle (HS)

Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU

A vast eerie fortress, at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Scalloway Castle (HS)

Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR

A mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was notorious for his cruelty.

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Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

Stately home, with sweeping lawns and magnificient grounds. The State Apartments are superb with many notable paintings...

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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR

One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.

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Corgarff Castle (HS)

Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP

An isolated tower house in the Cairngorms that was a residence of the high-status Forbes family.

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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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Hill House (NTS)

Helensburgh, G84 9AJ

This is considered to be the finest house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and demonstrates his approach to complete…

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Greyfriars Bobby Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Bobby was a Skye terrier who belonged to John Gray – a night watchman with Edinburgh City Police.

Dundrennan Abbey (HS)

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH

The beautiful ruins, amid a peaceful setting, of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.

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Ruthwell Cross (HS)

Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

This Anglian cross, sculptured in high relief, dates from the end of the 7th century AD.

Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting.

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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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Kinneil House (HS)

Falkirk, EH51 0PR

Almost 2,000 years of history can be found in the landscaped grounds of this historic house.

Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

This is one of the many libraries in the UK founded by Andrew Carnegie.

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Lismore Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

At the southern tip of Lismore, on the islet of Eielan Musdile, Lismore Lighthouse was lit in 1833.

1 Hermitage Castle (HS) Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU 4 stars
2 Scalloway Castle (HS) Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland, ZE1 0TR
3 Hopetoun House South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL 4 stars
4 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
5 Corgarff Castle (HS) Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP 4 stars
6 Provost Skene's House Guestrow, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1AS 3 stars
7 Hill House (NTS) Helensburgh, G84 9AJ 4 stars
8 Greyfriars Bobby Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
9 Dundrennan Abbey (HS) Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH 4 stars
10 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
11 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL
12 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
13 Kinneil House (HS) Falkirk, EH51 0PR
14 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
15 Lismore Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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