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

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

    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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    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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  • Maybole Castle
    Maybole Castle

    Maybole, KA19 8YG

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

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

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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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    Spirit of Scotland Monument

    Loudoun, Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
    2 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    3 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    4 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    5 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
    6 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
    7 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    8 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    9 Auchagallon Stone Circle Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    10 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    11 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    12 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
    13 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    14 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
    15 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK

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