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Rosal Clearance Township

Strathnaver, Scotland, UK

Nigg Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

One of the finest Pictish cross-slabs with elaborate bossed panels, beasts and symbols. Inside the old church at Nigg.

Shandwick Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20

An outstanding Pictish monument, on one side is a prominent cross, on the other there are various symbols and scenes...

Mermaid of the North

Ballintore, Scotland, UK

Grey Cairns of Camster (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP

Two fully excavated and restored chambered burial cairns of Neolitic date. There is access to chambers.

Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA

More than 190 low stone slabs are arranged in rows down a hillside.

Badbea

Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

Dun Dornaigil (HS)

Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well preserved broch with a distinctive entrance, standing to a height of 6.7 metres.

Carn Liath (HS)

by Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK

This substantial broch, with outer defences and traces of houses, stands on a terrace overlooking the sea.

Fleet Mound

Golspie, Sutherland, KW10

This great embankment was built in 1814 - 1816 to carry the new road across Loch Fleet. The old bridge is fitted with...

Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab

Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK

The Farr Stone

Bettyhill, Scotland, UK

Caisteal Bharraich

Tongue, Scotland, UK

Castlehill Harbour

by Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, UK

This fine harbour was built in 1824 to serve the nearby quarry. Ships laden with paving stones sailed from here to England...

Fyrish Monument

Alness, Ross-shire, IV17

Erected around 1783 by General Sir Hector Munro to provide employment in a time of famine, the monument is said to be a copy...

1 Rosal Clearance Township Strathnaver, Scotland, UK
2 Nigg Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19
3 Shandwick Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20
4 Mermaid of the North Ballintore, Scotland, UK
5 Grey Cairns of Camster (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP
6 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA
7 Badbea Helmsdale, Scotland, UK
8 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
9 Carn Liath (HS) by Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
10 Fleet Mound Golspie, Sutherland, KW10
11 Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK
12 The Farr Stone Bettyhill, Scotland, UK
13 Caisteal Bharraich Tongue, Scotland, UK
14 Castlehill Harbour by Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, UK
15 Fyrish Monument Alness, Ross-shire, IV17

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