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Bell Rock Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Bell Rock Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The oldest existing rock lighthouse in the British Isles, it marks the notorious Bell or Inchcape Rock, a largely submerged...

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  • Discovery Point/RRS Discovery
    Discovery Point/RRS Discovery

    Dundee, DD1 4XA

    Step aboard and explore Captain Scott's famous ship Discovery, that took him to Antarctica in 1901. Spectacular 3-D film…

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    Claypotts Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Claypotts Castle (HS)

    Dundee, DD5 3JY

    This particularly fine three storey castle was built between 1569 and 1588.

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  • Abernethy Round Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Abernethy Round Tower (HS)

    Abernethy, Perth, Perthshire, PH2

    One of the two round towers of Irish style surviving in Scotland, dating from the end of the 11th century. Pictish symbol…

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  • Killiecrankie Visitor Centre (NTS)
    Killiecrankie Visitor Centre (NTS)

    by Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG

    Beautiful wooded gorge near the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre with delightful walks.

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    Blair Castle
    Blair Castle

    Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

    Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl.

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    Arbroath Abbey © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Arbroath Abbey (HS)

    Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1EG

    The substantial ruins of a monastery founded in 1178. Scene of signing of the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320 asserting…

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    Barry Mill (NTS)
    Barry Mill (NTS)

    Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7RJ

    The last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus, once producing oatmeal and animal feed. There are regular milling…

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    Brechin Cathedral Round Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brechin Cathedral Round Tower (HS)

    Brechin, Angus, DD9 6HD

    The tower, one of only two in Scotland, dates from the 11th century and was part of an early monastery. The cathedral fell…

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  • Ardestie Souterrain © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ardestie Souterrain (HS)

    Monifieth, Dundee, DD5

    This roofless earth house, was discovered in 1949. Traces of four associated buildings were found nearby. In one of them…

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  • Fowlis Wester Cross Slabs © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Fowlis Wester Cross Slabs (HS)

    Fowlis Wester, By Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3NL

    A tall cross-slab with Pictish symbols, figural scenes and ornate decoration.

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  • Eassie Cross Slab © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Eassie Cross Slab (HS)

    by Glamis, Angus, DD8

    An elaborately sculptured Pictish cross-slab.

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  • Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS)
    Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS)

    Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16

    An exceptionally well-preserved Pictish cross-slab with ornate decoration including human figures, Pictish symbols…

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  • House of Dun and Garden (NTS)
    House of Dun and Garden (NTS)

    Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ

    A beautiful Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, with a collection of family portraits, furniture and porcelain…

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    Dunkeld Cathedral © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunkeld Cathedral (HS)

    High Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    Beautifully situated on the banks of the Tay, the 15th century nave and the tower are cared for by Historic Scotland.

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  • 1 Bell Rock Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Discovery Point/RRS Discovery Dundee, DD1 4XA 5 stars
    3 Claypotts Castle (HS) Dundee, DD5 3JY
    4 Abernethy Round Tower (HS) Abernethy, Perth, Perthshire, PH2
    5 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre (NTS) by Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG 3 stars
    6 Blair Castle Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL 5 stars
    7 Arbroath Abbey (HS) Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1EG 4 stars
    8 Barry Mill (NTS) Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7RJ 3 stars
    9 Brechin Cathedral Round Tower (HS) Brechin, Angus, DD9 6HD
    10 Ardestie Souterrain (HS) Monifieth, Dundee, DD5
    11 Fowlis Wester Cross Slabs (HS) Fowlis Wester, By Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3NL
    12 Eassie Cross Slab (HS) by Glamis, Angus, DD8
    13 Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS) Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16
    14 House of Dun and Garden (NTS) Montrose, Angus, DD10 9LQ 4 stars
    15 Dunkeld Cathedral (HS) High Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

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