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Historic Attractions in Scotland

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Edinburgh Central Library

Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

This is one of the many libraries in the UK founded by Andrew Carnegie.

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...

Old College

Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

The birthplace of the University of Edinburgh, the Old College was constructed between 1789 and 1827.

Ardclach Bell Tower (HS)

Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK

Like a miniature castle, the tower, built in 1655, may have been used as a combined prison and watchtower.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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

Quendale Watermill

Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

This beautifully restored mill with its overshot wheel, is in full working order. There are regular guided tours of the…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS)

Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX

The creator of the eternal magic of 'Peter Pan' - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Camera Obscura – Short’s Observatory

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Known originally as Short’s Observatory – it is the oldest purpose built visitor attraction in Scotland.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS)

East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS

The oldest mechanically intact water-driven mill in Scotland. See and hear the mill in action and find out about the…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Provand's Lordship

Glasgow, G4 0RB

Provand's Lordship is the oldest house in Glasgow, set in the heart of the most ancient part of the city.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Fort George (HS)

Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD

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

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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

New Abbey Cornmill (HS)

By Dumfries, DG2 8BX

A carefully renovated 18th century water-powered oatmeal mill in full working order.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Bonar Bridge

Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK

1 Edinburgh Central Library Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
2 Udny Mort House Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41
3 Old College Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
4 Ardclach Bell Tower (HS) Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK
5 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
6 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
7 J M Barrie's Birthplace (NTS) Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX 3 stars
8 Camera Obscura – Short’s Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 5 stars
9 Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS) East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS 3 stars
10 Barry Mill (NTS) Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7RJ 3 stars
11 Provand's Lordship Glasgow, G4 0RB 3 stars
12 Fort George (HS) Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD 4 stars
13 Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS) Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ 4 stars
14 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars
15 Bonar Bridge Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK

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