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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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  • 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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  • Maybole Castle
    Maybole Castle

    Maybole, KA19 8YG

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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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    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 was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie.

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  • Crossraguel Abbey © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Crossraguel Abbey (HS)

    by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ

    One of the most complete mediaeval abbeys in Scotland, Crossraguel was founded in the 13th century by Duncan of Carrick…

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    Dinvin Motte

    Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26

    The most impressive medieval earthwork in the South of Scotland, its defences consists of two massive 4 metre deep ditches.

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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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  • New Lanark Visitor Centre
    New Lanark Visitor Centre

    New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

    This cotton mill village was founded in 1785 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 1 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    2 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    3 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    4 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
    5 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
    6 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    7 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
    8 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
    9 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
    10 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    11 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    12 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
    13 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27
    14 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5
    15 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

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