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Wallace Monument

There is so much to see and do at Stirling Castle that you really must plan to allow yours...
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Stirling Castle

There is so much to see and do at Stirling Castle that you really must plan to allow yours...
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Magdalen Chapel

It was constructed in the 1540s and has been the site of some seminal events, such as (deb...
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Holyrood Abbey

For those with an interest in Scottish history, this beautiful ruined abbey has many stori...
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Belhaven Bridge - Bridge to Nowhere

Belhaven Bridge, known as the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’, is a bridge across the Biel Water. ...
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Isle of Ulva

If you’re visiting Mull, the short ferry trip across to the island of Ulva makes a great...
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Mellon Udrigle

The hamlet of Mellon Udrigle is located in the county of Ross in the Scottish Highlands. M...
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Edderton

Edderton is a village near the burgh of Tain in Ross County. Around 400 people currently l...
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Loch an Eilein Castle

Loch an Eilein Castle is a beautiful ruined 13th century castle located in Rothiemurchus f...
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The People's Palace

Find out about Glasgow and its people since 1750,how they lived, worked and played. See pa...
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Tennent's Story Heritage Centre

This heritage centre at Wellpark Brewery takes you through the story of beer making at thi...
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University of Glasgow

Glasgow University was founded in 1451 and is the second oldest in Scotland. The public ca...
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Rennie Mackintosh Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born and brought up in Glasgow and became a great designer a...
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St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art

Here you can see works of art, objects and displays that are related to religions througho...
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Glasgow Cathedral

The Cathedral was built in the 12th century and marks the birthplace of the city. Nearby i...
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The Stone Of Destiny?...The Arlington Bar?

From 840AD to 1296 the Stone of Destiny lay in Scone Palace in Perthshire and was used in ...
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The Govan Stones

The Govan Stones are a collection of stone monuments that date back to the Vikings in AD 8...
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Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument was erected in the 1810’s to commemorate Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson...
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New Calton Cemetery Watchtower

Old Calton Burial Ground is the resting place of some of the greatest figures in Scottish ...
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Writers' Museum

Scotland has produced some excellent writers over the years, and the three featured in thi...
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Italian Chapel

The story of how this amazing little chapel was built is heartwarming and uplifting, the a...
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Standing Stones of Stenness

You really can’t go to Orkney without visiting this site. Although it’s not completely...
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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Lying on the border hills, near Stobo village is 65 acres of gardens for visitors to strol...
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Loch Tay

Loch Tay is one of Scotland’s deepest lochs at around 500ft deep and stretches some 15 m...
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Brodick Castle

Give yourself plenty of time to take in the splendour of this island castle and its surrou...
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Lochranza Castle

Visitors to Arran often miss out on this side of the island but the scenery around Lochran...
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St Andrews Old Course

St Andrews is well known for being the home of golf. A trip to St Andrews would not be com...
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St Andrews Cathedral

It is said that the relics of St Andrew were brought to this site in the 700s. The cathedr...
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Elie Ness Lighthouse

This lighthouse was opened in October 1908 and stands on a promontory of land between Inch...
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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

This is a very significant historic set of buildings dating back to the late 11th century ...
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Isle of Jura

Jura is one of the islands of the Southern Hebrides. It measures around 30 miles by 9 mile...
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Isle of Islay (pronounced Eye-la)

Islay is one of the islands of the southern Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. ...
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at ...
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Isle of Muck

At only about 2 miles by 1 mile the Isle of Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles. You c...
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Carraig Fhada Lighthouse

This lighthouse is an unusual design as it’s not circular like other lighthouses. It’s...
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Isle of Coll

Situated six miles west of the Isle of Mull, this tiny island is a Hebridean paradise. It...
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Finlagan Castle

Follow the signs from Port Askaig on Islay to Finlaggan and after only two miles you’ll ...
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Helensburgh

Helesburgh is an attractive holiday resort on the Glasgow to Oban rail line. A popular day...
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Old Town Aberdeen

In Old Aberdeen you’ll find quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings, many of which a...
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Moffat

You will find Moffat just off the M74 about 21 miles from Dumfries. It’s an attractive t...
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Gretna Green

Gretna Green has become famous as a wedding venue. This came about because of a law in Eng...
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Twelve Apostles Stone Circle

This stone circle can be found two miles along the Dumfries by-pass and at first glance co...
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Threave Gardens and Estate

Threave Gardens and Estate is a must for nature lovers. There are lots of different styles...
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Aberdeen Art Gallery

Located in Schoolhill, in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, you will find the engrossing ...
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Balmoral Cairns

Most of us have heard about Balmoral Castle and know that the Royal Family own it and visi...
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Visit the Machrie Moor Stone Circles

If you are on a trip to Arran, are looking for an interesting walk and are interested in a...
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Edinburgh Tour & Whiksy Tasting

Walking the Old Town of Edinburgh you'll see the city that founded the world’s largest S...
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Edinburgh Outlander Experience

Edinburgh, 1745. The Jacobite rising has reached the city gates, and Bonnie Prince Charlie...
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Mile to the Museum & National Museum of Scotland Tour

Discover the story of Scotland through our capital city and our National Museum. Y...
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Treasures of the Old Town tour Edinburgh

Explore the hidden treasures of the Royal Mile – and let your expert guide unlock the hi...
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Historic Underground Tour in Edinburgh

Get exclusive access to the Blair Street Underground Vaults – the largest system of unde...
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An Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls

The night begins with a walking tour of the darker closes and wynds of Edinburgh, before j...
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Hidden & Haunted Edinburgh

A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark – and underground. Strictly adult-only, t...
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Ghostly Underground Edinburgh Tour

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can ...
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Doomed Dead and Buried Tour Edinburgh

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can ...
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Kincardine O'Neil

Kincardine O'Neil is one of the oldest villages in Deeside, in the northeast of Scotland....
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Ballater

Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the C...
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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen is a must if you are interested in finding out about the ancient inhabitant...
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Drummond Castle & Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressiv...
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Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle is an 800 year old fortress located in the village of Fyvie near Turriff....
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His Majesty's Theatre Behind The Scenes Tour

His Majesty’s Theatre is one of the most beautiful theatres in Scotland and an iconic pa...
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Aberdeen Crime & Punishment Tour

Take yourself back 500 years in this audio time machine and walk the footsteps of Aberdeen...
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Craigievar Castle

Scotland’s very own enchanting pink castle is nestled in amongst the most beautiful Scot...
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Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser, garden & estate is home to one of Scotland's largest tower houses that was ...
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Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle was built by Alexander Burnett in the 16th Century, where The Burnett famil...
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Kinnaird Head Castle and The Wine Tower

This multifaceted landmark is based in the coastal town of Fraserburgh, with a unique 450 ...
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Highland Park Distillery

Find out how Highland Park Whisky is made and all about its Viking roots in Orkney....
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Dinosaur Prints at Staffin & Duntulm

There is evidence that megalosaurus, ornithopods, stegosaurus and cetiosaurus once walked ...
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Whaligoe Steps

Whaligoe Steps zigzag down the 250ft cliff face to give you access to Whaligoe Haven. When...
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Beauly Priori

Beauly Priori is a ruined 13th century monastery, and it’s a must for anyone with an int...
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Fort George

Fort George is the largest historic artillery fortification in the UK, and possibly the la...
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Clava Cairns

After visiting Culloden make sure you take a look at the nearby ‘Clava Cairns’. This i...
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Culloden Visitor Centre

The biggest historical attraction in this area is Culloden Battlefield. This is the site w...
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Dunrobin Castle

This fascinating castle dates back to the 1300s and it’s a must see if you are anywhere ...
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Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House & Gardens is located on the Isle of Bute just four miles from the ferry...
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Castle Stalker

If you find yourself driving along the A828 from Creagan to Ballachulish look out for this...
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McCaig's Tower

McCaig’s Tower looks similar to a Colosseum and sits on top of Battery Hill overlooking ...
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Fingal’s Cave on Staffa

Take a boat trip to the enchanting Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Many famous people have been...
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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was abandoned after it was struck by lightning in 1760 and is now cared fo...
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Inveraray Jail

Inveraray had a Courthouse and prison since the 18th century as it was the principal count...
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Auchindrain Township

Hidden in the Argyle hills, this is the best preserved example of an old Highland township...
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Armadale Castle Gardens

Interested in the history of the Clan Donald? Do you have ancestors from Skye to trace? Do...
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St Kilda

St Kilda is the most westerly group of islands in Britain. It is so remote that the boat t...
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Dun Beag Broch

There are about 50 brochs on Skye but Dun Beag is a good example and fairly easy to find, ...
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Struan

Struan can be found in the West coast of Skye and has stunning views of the Cuillin Mounta...
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Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower gives the visitor an insight into life in a Tower House. When it was built...
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Floors Castle

Floors Castle is a huge fairy-tale castle that is a joy to see and visit. There is bound t...
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Coldstream Museum

The town of Coldstream is mainly known for the Coldstream Guards. This museum has a large ...
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Lochcarron Visitor Centre

This Visitor Centre is part of the Lochcarron of Scotland textile manufacturers and here y...
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Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre

Mary Queen of Scots lived in troubled times and her story is a sad one. Visit this house t...
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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain house is an 18th Century Mansion built by architect William Adam....
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Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey was founded for the Cistercian Order of Monks in 1136 but was mostly destroy...
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Paxton House

Paxton House is on the Scottish Border only 4 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed and offers a g...
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Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle is a ruin which is not easily accessible to everyone with its boggy and u...
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Abbotsford The Home Of Sir Walter Scott

A trip to Abbotsford is a must for all romantics. The land and a fairly small farmhouse wa...
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Traquair House

Whatever the weather Traquair House has something to offer its visitors. Outside the groun...
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The Coastal Communities Museum

This museum opened in 2013 and gives the visitor an insight into how the towns and village...
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The Chesters Hill Fort

This is one for the budding archeologists among you. It’s the site of a large iron age f...
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Tantallon Castle

This castle offers views over to the Bass Rock, a history of sieges since its origins in 1...
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Dirleton Castle & Gardens

Thought to be one of the best castles in Scotland. This is a romantic 12th century castle ...
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