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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.

Badbea

Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab

Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK

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...

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.

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...

Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA

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

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.

Mermaid of the North

Ballintore, Scotland, UK

Rosal Clearance Township

Strathnaver, Scotland, UK

The Farr Stone

Bettyhill, 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...

Keiss Harbour

by Wick, Caithness, KW1

This attractive harbour and its fine slate roofed warehouse were both built in 1831. Beside the warehouse, sunk back into...

Edderton Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

This handsome Pictish cross-slab has crosses on both sides. Below one is the beautifully carved figure of a man on horseback.

1 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
2 Carn Liath (HS) by Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
3 Badbea Helmsdale, Scotland, UK
4 Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK
5 Fleet Mound Golspie, Sutherland, KW10
6 Grey Cairns of Camster (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP
7 Shandwick Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20
8 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA
9 Nigg Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19
10 Mermaid of the North Ballintore, Scotland, UK
11 Rosal Clearance Township Strathnaver, Scotland, UK
12 The Farr Stone Bettyhill, Scotland, UK
13 Castlehill Harbour by Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, UK
14 Keiss Harbour by Wick, Caithness, KW1
15 Edderton Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

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