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Brodick Castle & Garden (NTS)
Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS)

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

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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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Castle Semple Collegiate Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS)

Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

A late Gothic church, with a later three-sided east end with windows of unusual style.

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  • Maybole Collegiate Church
    Maybole Collegiate Church

    Maybole, KA19 7AE

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  • Antonine Wall  Bar Hill (HS)
    Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS)

    Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

    This fort, on the highest section of the wall, included a headquarters building, a well, granary and a bath house. From…

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

    Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD

    This prominent castle overlooking the village of Dundonald was built in the 1370s by Robert II to mark his succession…

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    Skelmorlie Aisle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

    Largs, Scotland, UK

    This jewel-like monument was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie.

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  • Maybole Castle
    Maybole Castle

    Maybole, KA19 8YG

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    Spirit of Scotland Monument

    Loudoun, 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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  • Carn Ban © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Carn Ban (HS)

    Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

    One of the most famous Neolithic long cairns of south-west Scotland.

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  • St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)
    St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)

    Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

    The choir and south side of the nave of a late 14th century parish church.

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  • Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)
    Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)

    Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY

    The home of John Davidson, who inspired the character Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns' famous poem Tam o'Shanter.

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    Portencross Castle

    Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

    Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire.

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

    Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

    In a beautiful setting Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland.

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    1 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    2 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
    3 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    4 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
    5 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    6 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
    7 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
    8 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
    9 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
    10 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    11 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    12 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    13 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    14 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    15 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars

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