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Smailholm Tower (HS)

Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG

Sited high on a rocky outcrop this well preserved 16th century tower house was built for defence.

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Chesters Hill Fort (HS)

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

This hill fort has an elaborate system of stone and earth ramparts, enclosing a settlement of buildings.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

To many people, on their first sight of this glorious medieval castle, it can seem foreboding, and certainly its history...

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Gunsgreen House

Eyemouth, TD14 5SD

Visit Gunsgreen and see the amazing ‘tea chute’- the only one of its kind, where smuggled tea was hidden from prying…

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Linlithgow Palace (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

The splendid ruins of this great royal palace are set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch.

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Jedburgh Abbey (HS)

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ

A majestic building founded by David I in 1138. The Abbey church is almost complete. Award winning visitor centre.

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Castlelaw Hill Fort and Souterrain (HS)

Penicuik, EH26 0NH

An impressive Iron Age hill fort.

Union Bridge

Fishwick, Scotland, UK

Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

Stately home, with sweeping lawns and magnificient grounds. The State Apartments are superb with many notable paintings...

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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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Melrose Abbey (HS)

Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LG

At one time probably the richest abbey in Scotland. Burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce.

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Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS)

Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Admire the surprisingly well-preserved sculptures insite this stone-vaulted medieval church.

Hermitage Castle (HS)

Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU

A vast eerie fortress, at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Rosslyn Chapel

Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9PU

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 and its ornate stonework has inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors ever since.

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Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU

One of the seven Great Houses of Scotland.

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1 Smailholm Tower (HS) Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG 4 stars
2 Chesters Hill Fort (HS) Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
3 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
4 Gunsgreen House Eyemouth, TD14 5SD
5 Linlithgow Palace (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL 4 stars
6 Jedburgh Abbey (HS) Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ 5 stars
7 Castlelaw Hill Fort and Souterrain (HS) Penicuik, EH26 0NH
8 Union Bridge Fishwick, Scotland, UK
9 Hopetoun House South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL 4 stars
10 Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS) East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS 3 stars
11 Melrose Abbey (HS) Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LG 4 stars
12 Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS) Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
13 Hermitage Castle (HS) Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU 4 stars
14 Rosslyn Chapel Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9PU 5 stars
15 Thirlestane Castle Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU 4 stars

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