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Chesters Hill Fort (HS)

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

This hill fort has an elaborate system of stone and earth ramparts, enclosing a settlement of buildings.

Roches Moutonnees, Dulnain Bridge

Dulnain Bridge, Scotland, UK

Political Martyrs’ Monument

Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ

This 90 foot obelisk, in the Calton Burial Ground, was erected in 1844 in memory of 5 political reformers of the late 1700s.

Sweetheart Abbey (HS)

New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK

The splendid ruin of a late 13th century and early 14th century Cistercian abbey, founded by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway…

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James’ Court

Edinburgh, EH1 2PB

A fashionable address in its day it is named after its builder James Brownhill and was built about 1725.

Ness of Burgi Fort (HS)

Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron-Age date, with some features resembling a broch.

Inchcolm Abbey (HS)

Inchcolm Island, Fife, KY3 0UA

Escape by boat to this remarkable island, home to one of the most complete medieval abbeys in Scotland.

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Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS)

Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB

This fine house was virtually rebuilt in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for Mr F B Sharp.

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Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab

Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK

Drum Castle (NTS)

by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY

One of Scotland's oldest houses, with a 13th century keep and Jacobean mansion. Superb furniture and paintings. Delightful…

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Doune Castle (HS)

Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA

A magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Within the striking gatehouse is the splendid Lord's Hall.

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Antonine Wall - Rough Castle (HS)

Bonnybridge, FK4

This is the best preserved section of the wall that, for about 20 years from 140 AD, divided the Roman south from the…

Broughty Castle Museum (HS)

Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and…

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Charles II Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The oldest lead cast statue in Britain, portraying Charles II as a Roman emperor.

Inverlochy Castle (HS)

Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33

A fine well-preserved 13th century castle of the Comyn family.

1 Chesters Hill Fort (HS) Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
2 Roches Moutonnees, Dulnain Bridge Dulnain Bridge, Scotland, UK
3 Political Martyrs’ Monument Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ
4 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
5 James’ Court Edinburgh, EH1 2PB
6 Ness of Burgi Fort (HS) Mainland, Shetland, Scotland, UK
7 Inchcolm Abbey (HS) Inchcolm Island, Fife, KY3 0UA 3 stars
8 Hill of Tarvit House and Garden (NTS) Tarvit, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB 4 stars
9 Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK
10 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
11 Doune Castle (HS) Doune, Stirlingshire, FK16 6EA 4 stars
12 Antonine Wall - Rough Castle (HS) Bonnybridge, FK4
13 Broughty Castle Museum (HS) Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF 3 stars
14 Charles II Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
15 Inverlochy Castle (HS) Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33

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