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Historic Attractions in Scotland

Lochleven Castle (HS)

Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF

A 16th century tower on an island in Loch Leven. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for almost a year in 1567.

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Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Said to be the windiest place in the UK, it was a seriously isolated spot in 1862 when the tall, 37m (12 ft) red brick...

The Tall Ship at Riverside

Glasgow, G3 8RS

Built at Port Glasgow in 1896, she is one of only 5 Clydebuilt sailing ships remaining afloat in the world.

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Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

Three groups of well-defined cup-and-ring marks on bedrock, probably carved in the Bronze Age.

Stoer Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The keepers of this lighthouse, built in 1870, some 12 miles by single track road from Lochinver were relatively self...

Beauly Priory (HS)

Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

The roofless church of a Valliscaulian priory, which houses the tombs of a renowned McKenzie clan chief and Fraser Lords…

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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Gladstone's Land (NTS)

Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

The building is the most important example of a 17th-century tenement building to survive in Edinburgh.

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Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

There is a car park close to the...

Rattray Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This lighthouse, built in 1895, marked a particularly dangerous part of the east coast. Just half a mile offshore and...

St Magnus Church (HS)

Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…

Craigmillar Castle (HS)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY

Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved late mediaeval castles in Scotland.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Spynie Palace (HS)

Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ

Residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686. Massive tower with spectacular rooftop views over Spynie…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Tolquhon Castle (HS)

Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP

An early 15th century tower, expanded in the 1580s.

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Connel Bridge

Connel, Scotland, UK

This spectacular railway bridge was built in 1903 when it was the second largest cantilever bridge in Europe.

1 Lochleven Castle (HS) Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8UF 4 stars
2 Butt of Lewis Lighthouse Scotland, UK
3 The Tall Ship at Riverside Glasgow, G3 8RS 4 stars
4 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
5 Stoer Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
6 Beauly Priory (HS) Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
7 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
8 Gladstone's Land (NTS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 4 stars
9 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Craigmillar Castle (HS) Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4SY 4 stars
13 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
14 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
15 Connel Bridge Connel, Scotland, UK

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