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Machrie Moor Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

The remains of five stone circles of Bronze-Age date, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain.

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  • Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)
    Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

    Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5

    This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986. Dating from around 2500 BC they…

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

    Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65

    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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  • Dumfries House
    Dumfries House

    Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

    Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

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

    Largs, Scotland, UK

    This jewel-like monument erected in 1636 is all that remains of Largs Old kirk. Contains an elaborate carved stone tomb...

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

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

    A fine tower house, a 16th century redevelopment of a late 13th century hall house.

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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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    Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)
    Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)

    Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

    This clifftop mansion was built by Robert Adam for the last Earl of Cassillis in 1772-1790. There have been castles on...

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    David Livingstone Centre
    David Livingstone Centre (NTS)

    Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY

    Scotland's most famous explorer and missionary was born here in Shuttlerow in 1813. Today the 18th-century tenement…

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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

    Founded in 1504 by Lord Sempill, the church had seven priests to say masses for the family. Only a few years after...

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  • Biggar Gas Works © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Biggar Gas Works (HS)

    Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ

    In the last century many small towns across Scotland established their own gas works. This is one of the few to survive.

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  • Auchagallon Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS)

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

    Visit a Bronze Age cairn surrounded by a circle of 14 standing stones looking out over Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre.

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

    Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

    This late 14th century church with its attractive belfry was restored in the mid 19th century. Inside the church are…

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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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  • 1 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27
    2 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5
    3 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    4 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    5 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    6 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
    7 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
    8 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
    9 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    10 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    11 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    12 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
    13 Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27
    14 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    15 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB

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