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Culross (NTS)

Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH

This delightful small royal burgh on the north shore of the Forth provides a striking introduction to Scottish domestic…

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Aberfeldy Watermill

Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2BG

Award winning, the largest bookshop in rural Scotland, with cafe art gallery and next door, Homer interiors shop.

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Plockton

Plockton, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

A delightful planned village, with a sheltered anchorage, Plockton was established by the Earl of Seaforth in the late 18th...

Elgin

Elgin, Scotland, UK

This historic town has retained its medieval layout. In the High Street are superb late 17th century merchant's houses with...

Cromarty

Cromarty, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

A delightful town, Cromarty retains much of its 18th century character. It has an elegant courthouse, an old harbour, a...

Pittenweem

Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, UK

A small fishing village in the 'East Neuk' of Fife which dates from 1228. Pittenweem has the only working harbour left in...

Strathpeffer

Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

This extraordinary village of Victorian hotels, villas, shops and churches was once a fashionable spa. Here visitors came...

Inveraray

Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, UK

This beautiful planned town was established from 1744 after the Duke of Argyll decided to build a new castle and remove the...

Ullapool

Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

This charming small town with its whitewashed houses, spacious streets, and sheltered harbour was established in 1788 to...

Portsoy

Banffshire, Scotland, UK

A burgh since 1550, Portsoy has a most attractive harbour dating from 1692, with fine 18th century warehouses. From here a...

Banff

Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

There has been a settlement here since the 12th century. The town has many notable 17th and 18th century buildings, an...

Swanston Village

Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This delightful village has a row of 17th century thatched cottages, slated farm workers' cottages, and an old school-house.

Crail

Fife, Scotland, UK

This attractive old burgh has three medieval streets with many fine 17th and 18th century townhouses. The handsome old...

Tobermory

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK

This attractive town was established in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society, with the aim of encouraging the development...

Stromness

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

This historic town developed during the 18th century after it was chosen by the Hudson's Bay Company as a base for...

1 Culross (NTS) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JH 3 stars
2 Aberfeldy Watermill Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2BG
3 Plockton Plockton, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
4 Elgin Elgin, Scotland, UK
5 Cromarty Cromarty, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
6 Pittenweem Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, UK
7 Strathpeffer Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
8 Inveraray Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, UK
9 Ullapool Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
10 Portsoy Banffshire, Scotland, UK
11 Banff Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
12 Swanston Village Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 Crail Fife, Scotland, UK
14 Tobermory Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK
15 Stromness Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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