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Udny Mort House

Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41

This extraordinary building was built in 1832 to thwart the resurrectionists. Coffins were left inside the building until...

Royal High School

Edinburgh, EH4 6JP

Built for the Royal High School, Edinburgh’s oldest school was completed in 1829.

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS)

Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

Into a life tragically cut short at the age of 54, Hugh Miller packed careers as a stonemason, bank accountant, geologist…

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA

For over 250 years Gretna Green in Scotland has been the name synonymous with romance and weddings.

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Parliament Square

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The square takes its name from Parliament House built here in 1641 to house the Scottish Parliament.

Fort George (HS)

Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD

The most outstanding artillery fortification in Europe, Fort George was built following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Balmoral Hotel

Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

This prominent Edinburgh landmark, known until the 1980s as the North British Hotel, was a traditional railway hotel.

Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.

Governor’s House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This castellated, turreted house is all that remains of Calton Jail built in 1817.

Biggar Gas Works (HS)

Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ

In the last century many small towns across Scotland established their own gas works. This is one of the few to survive.

Bute House

Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880.

Bonar Bridge

Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK

New Lanark Visitor Centre

New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

This cotton mill village was founded in 1786 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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1 Udny Mort House Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41
2 Royal High School Edinburgh, EH4 6JP
3 Gladstone's Land (NTS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 3 stars
4 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
5 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
6 Parliament Square Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
7 Fort George (HS) Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD 4 stars
8 Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
9 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB
10 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
11 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
12 Bute House Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
13 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
14 Bonar Bridge Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK
15 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars

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