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  • Churchill Barrier
    Churchill Barrier
  • Visitors at the Ring of Brodgar, Mainland
    The Ring of Brodgar, Mainland
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia
    The Royal Yacht Britannia

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

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    Historic Sites

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    • 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. Ring of Brodgar

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    Historic Sites

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    Stromness

    One of the finest stone circles in the world.

  3. Lochmaben Castle

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    Historic Sites

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    Lockerbie

    Lochmaben's magnificent ruins are a fine example of a 14th-century Z-plan Scottish tower house.

  4. Old Scatness

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    South Mainland

    Welcome to Old Scatness

  5. The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

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    Historic Ships & Boats

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh

    Experience the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2014). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in 27 different languages).

  6. Floors Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Kelso

    Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family.

  7. Bruce's Stone

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    Historic Sites

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    New Galloway

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

  8. Ness of Brodgar

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    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’.

  9. Glasgow Necropolis

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    Historic Sites

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    Glasgow City Centre

    The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Ronaldsay

    Welcome to North Ronaldsay Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.

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