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Blackness Castle (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH

Built in the 1400s and strengthened in the 16th century,Blackness has been a royal residence, prison and armaments depot.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Gunsgreen House

Eyemouth, TD14 5SD

Visit Gunsgreen and see the amazing ‘tea chute’- the only one of its kind, where smuggled tea was hidden from prying…

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Seton Collegiate Church (HS)

Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0PG

An enchanting medieval church at the end of a pretty woodland path.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Mellerstain House and Gardens

Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG

Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see.

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Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS)

East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS

The oldest mechanically intact water-driven mill in Scotland. See and hear the mill in action and find out about the…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Traquair House

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Spanning over a thousand years of Scottish history and still a family home.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Torphichen Preceptory (HS)

Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

Explore the high tower and other remains of the base of the powerful Knights Hospitallers.

Fidra Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This uninhabited island off North Berwick acquired its lighthouse in 1885. It is one of the islands, Unst is another,...

Melrose Abbey (HS)

Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LG

At one time probably the richest abbey in Scotland. Burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Cat Craig Lime Kilns

by Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42

These impressive lime kilns were built in the mid 19th century. The limestone was quarried nearby and coal to fire the kilns...

Linlithgow Palace (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

The splendid ruins of this great royal palace are set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch.

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Union Bridge

Fishwick, Scotland, UK

Etal Castle

Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN

Overlooking Etal Village the ruined castle has an award winning exhibition.

Crichton Castle (HS)

Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA

A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
1 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
2 Chesters Hill Fort (HS) Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
3 Gunsgreen House Eyemouth, TD14 5SD
4 Seton Collegiate Church (HS) Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0PG 3 stars
5 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
6 Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS) East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS 3 stars
7 Traquair House Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW 5 stars
8 Torphichen Preceptory (HS) Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
9 Fidra Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Melrose Abbey (HS) Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LG 4 stars
11 Cat Craig Lime Kilns by Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42
12 Linlithgow Palace (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL 4 stars
13 Union Bridge Fishwick, Scotland, UK
14 Etal Castle Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN
15 Crichton Castle (HS) Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA 3 stars

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