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Historic Attractions in Scotland

Keills Chapel (HS)

Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A stunning collection of West Highland graveslabs and early medieval sculpture that includes the magnificent Keills Cross.

Rennibister Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A good example of an Orkney earth house or underground storage vault. Dates from around 400BC. Access by ladder.

Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS)

Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ

Founded in 1753 by Cumbrian iron masters, this is the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

A well-preserved recumbent stone circle, with good views to the south and west.

Abbot House Heritage Centre

Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NE

This distinctive historic building is now an award winning attraction telling the story of Dunfermline.

Cathedral of St Moluag

Lismore, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 5UL

The parish church of island of Lismore, it incorporates the choir of the 14th century cathedral of the diocese of Argyll....

Inchmahome Priory (HS)

By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA

A beautifully situated Augustinian monastery founded in 1238. Much of the 13th century building survives.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Eilean Donan Castle

Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX

Perhaps the most scenic of Scotland's castles.

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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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Rona Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This isolated lighthouse on Rona, at the north end of the Isle of Raasay, was built in 1857.

Fyvie Castle (NTS)

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

Superb castle, dating from 13th century, with rich portrait collection, an equally fine collection of arms and armour, and…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.

Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

The remains of five stone circles of Bronze-Age date, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain.

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire.

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House of The Binns (NTS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA

The House of the Binns has been the home of the Dalyells since 1612. It has a collection of portraits and china.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
1 Keills Chapel (HS) Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS) Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ 4 stars
4 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31
5 Abbot House Heritage Centre Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NE
6 Cathedral of St Moluag Lismore, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 5UL
7 Inchmahome Priory (HS) By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA 3 stars
8 Eilean Donan Castle Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX 4 stars
9 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre (NTS) by Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG 3 stars
10 Rona Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
12 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
14 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
15 House of The Binns (NTS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA 4 stars

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