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Fidra Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

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

Hume Castle

Kelso, Scotland, UK

Dryburgh Abbey (HS)

Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys. The ruins are remarkably complete.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Rhymer's Stone

Melrose, Scotland, UK

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

Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS)

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER

The oldest part of this romantic castle dates from the 13th century.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Edin's Hall Broch (HS)

Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

One of the few Iron Age brochs in lowland Scotland, sitting in a fort defended by ramparts and ditches.

Jedburgh Abbey (HS)

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ

A majestic building founded by David I in 1138. The Abbey church is almost complete. Award winning visitor centre.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Cairnpapple Hill (HS)

Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

One of the most important prehistoric monuments in Scotland, used as a burial and ceremonial site from about 3000 to 1400…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Torphichen Preceptory (HS)

Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

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

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

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

To many people, on their first sight of this glorious medieval castle, it can seem foreboding, and certainly its history...

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Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

Stately home, with sweeping lawns and magnificient grounds. The State Apartments are superb with many notable paintings...

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Etal Castle

Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN

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

1 Fidra Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Hume Castle Kelso, Scotland, UK
3 Dryburgh Abbey (HS) Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ 5 stars
4 Rhymer's Stone Melrose, Scotland, UK
5 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
6 Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER 4 stars
7 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
8 Edin's Hall Broch (HS) Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
9 Jedburgh Abbey (HS) Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ 5 stars
10 Cairnpapple Hill (HS) Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK 4 stars
11 Torphichen Preceptory (HS) Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
12 Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS) East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS 3 stars
13 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
14 Hopetoun House South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL 4 stars
15 Etal Castle Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN

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