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Oronsay Priory

Oronsay, Scotland, UK

A well- preserved 14th century priory, with beautiful cloisters and an exquisite medieval cross.

Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA

This lighthouse, built in 1912, marks the entrance to Loch Ewe. In World War II it was an important assembly area for…

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built on Scotland’s most southerly point with views, on a clear day, of England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even Wales,...

Ballymeanoch Standing Stones

Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

An extraordinary group of standing stones arranged in two parallel lines.

Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986.

Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

This jewel-like monument was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie.

Dun Dornaigil (HS)

Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well preserved broch with a distinctive entrance, standing to a height of 6.7 metres.

Duke of Buccleuch Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 1806 -1884, is best remembered in Edinburgh as the builder of Granton Harbour.

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Duke of Wellington Statue

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This memorial to the Duke of Wellington, victor over the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1816, was erected in 1852.

Falkland Palace and Garden (NTS)

Cupar, Fife, KY15 7BU

The Royal Palace of Falkland, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen…

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Braemar Castle

Braemar, AB35 5XR

17th century hunting lodge, Hanoverian garrison and home to Clan Farquharson.

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St Abbs Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Lit in 1862, the lighthouse marks the southern entrance to the Firth of Forth. The lighthouse was built below the highest...

Round Church, Bowmore

Bowmore, Scotland, UK

Scotland’s only round church, completed in 1769, it sits in a prominent position in the middle of Bowmore.

Haddo House and Garden (NTS)

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ

This elegant mansion, home of the earls and marquesses of Aberdeen, is noted for its fine furniture and paintings. It has…

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1 Oronsay Priory Oronsay, Scotland, UK
2 Rubha Reidh Lighthouse Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA
3 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
4 Ballymeanoch Standing Stones Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
5 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
6 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
7 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
8 Duke of Buccleuch Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
9 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Duke of Wellington Statue Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
11 Falkland Palace and Garden (NTS) Cupar, Fife, KY15 7BU 3 stars
12 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
13 St Abbs Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 Round Church, Bowmore Bowmore, Scotland, UK
15 Haddo House and Garden (NTS) Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ 4 stars

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