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Tomb of the Eagles

Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW

Outstanding 5,000 year old burial cairn, named after the Sea Eagles whose talons were found buried alongside human skeletons.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

East Wemyss Caves

East Wemyss, Scotland, UK

The Farr Stone

Bettyhill, Scotland, UK

Burns Monument

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

More than a monument, this small temple was erected in 1831 in memory of Robert Burns 1759 -1792, Scotland’s national poet.

Dun Carloway Broch (HS)

Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY

Stand within the towering drystone walls of one of the best-preserved broch towers in Scotland.

Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA

More than 190 low stone slabs are arranged in rows down a hillside.

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.

Connel Bridge

Connel, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

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

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.

Formaston Cross Slab

The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR

Formaston Cross Slab

Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS)

Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

An exceptionally well-preserved Pictish cross-slab.

Forth and Clyde Canal

Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

Linking Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth to Bowling on the Clyde, the canal opened in 1790. It closed to freight traffic…

1 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
2 East Wemyss Caves East Wemyss, Scotland, UK
3 The Farr Stone Bettyhill, Scotland, UK
4 Burns Monument Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
5 Dun Carloway Broch (HS) Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY
6 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA
7 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
8 Connel Bridge Connel, Scotland, UK
9 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31
11 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
13 Formaston Cross Slab The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
14 Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS) Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
15 Forth and Clyde Canal Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

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