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Visit the historic sites in Scotland which include a battle site, churchyards and a stone monument commemorating Robert the Bruce’s first victory.

There are a variety of historic sites in Scotland which will shed light on the past, illuminating the important stories from the country’s history.

Plan your trip to the historic sites in Scotland using the information listings.

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  1. Cairnpapple Hill

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Bathgate

    One of the most important prehistoric monuments on the mainland of Scotland, Cairnpapple was used as a burial and ceremonial site from about 3000 to 1400 BC.

  2. Ness of Brodgar

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Stenness

    The Ness of Brodgar is the excavation of a massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale –best known from its media coverage as Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral’.

  3. Quendale Watermill, Visitor Centre & Craft Shop

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    South Mainland

    The Quendale Watermill is a beautifully restored 19th century overshot watermill complete with visitor centre and café.

  4. Harlaw House Visitor Centre

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Balerno

    Find Harlaw House Visitor Centre in the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

  5. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Greenock

    Do one of the top 50 walks in Scotland - the circular 11km walk is reasonably level, with panoramic views of the Clyde. Start at Drumfrochar Station and then stop half way at the Visitor Centre for coffee and see the exhibition.

  6. Bruce's Stone

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    New Galloway

    The Bruce's Stone is at the top of the hill on the north side of Loch Trool.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Lochwinnoch

    Glasgows nearest big countryside attraction for a healthy family fun day out or outdoor activities in Scotlands largest Regional Park.

  8. Churchill Barriers

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    South Ronaldsay

    These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in October 1939.

  9. Eaglais na h-Aoidhe

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Point

    Eaglais na h-Aoidhe, otherwise known as St Columba's Ui Church, is a beautiful medieval building at the eastern end of the Braighe, on the Isle of Lewis. It is open to the public and you are very welcome to visit at any time.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Greenock

    Welcome to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre

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