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  • Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel
    Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel
  • A detail of the National Wallace Monument on Abbey Craig, Stirling
    National Wallace Monument on Abbey Craig, Stirling
  • Looking up at a statue of Robert the Bruce on the castle esplanade with the National Wallace Monument behind, Stirling
    A statue of Robert the Bruce with the National Wallace Monument behind, Stirling
  • The Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay
    The Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay

Discover the stories and characters behind Scotland’s monument and ruins, which honour the country’s legends and reveal a colourful past. Many monuments are in memory of great people from kings to legends, while the ruins reveal ancient villages and how ancestors used to live.

Plan a trip around the monuments and ruins of Scotland and enjoy an historic day out.

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  1. Dwarfie Stane

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Hoy

    Welcome to Dwarfie Stane.

  2. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy, now a romantic ruin is believed to have been standing in the 14th Century however there are sadly no surviving pictures, since the Castle and virtually all its contents were destroyed by fire in 1716.

  3. Scott Monument

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    • 2 Historic Attraction
    2 Historic Attraction

    Edinburgh

    On the death of Sir Walter Scott in 1832, the great and good of the city came together to agree on a fitting monument to this outstanding Scottish literary figure.

  4. Dunskey Castle

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Portpatrick

    The magnificent ruins of Dunskey Castle are picturesquely perched on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the Irish Sea.

  5. National Wallace Monument

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Stirling

    A national landmark, where visitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword - the centerpiece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes, and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown.

  6. Margaret Wilson Monument

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Standing in the Old Town Cemetery in Stirling, the monument commemorates the young Scottish Convenanter, Margaret Wilson.

  7. Bishop's & Earl's Palaces

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Kirkwall

    These palaces near St Magnus Cathedral are regarded as two of the finest examples of architecture in Scotland and highlight Orkney’s strong Norse and ecclesiastical links....

  8. The Marian Tower

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Visit Marian Tower and enjoy stunning views from this circular stone tower monument in Leswalt.

  9. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  10. Earl's Palace

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Birsay

    The palace was built in the late 16th century by 'Black Patie' - the unpopular Earl Robert Stewart.

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