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  • Churchill Barrier
    Churchill Barrier
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    The Ring of Brodgar, Mainland
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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. Gradings

    Stenness

    One of the most famous sites in Orkney.

  2. Killiecrankie

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    Historic Sites

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Pitlochry

    Killiecrankie is a famous wooded gorge, where the Battle of Killiecrankie took place in 1689.

  3. 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’.

  4. Largs

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    Historic Sites

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    Largs

    Alexander III fought and routed Haakon IV of Norway.

  5. Churchyard Of St Kentigern

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    Lockerbie

    Explore the atmospheric Churchyard of St Kentigern, famous for its 8th and 9th century sculptures and connections with St Mungo, founder of Glasgow.

  6. Knap of Howar

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    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Papa Westray

    Papa Westray is one of Orkney’s smaller isles, only about six square miles in extent, and much less hectic than its bigger neighbours in Orkney.

  7. Vat of Kirbister

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    Historic Sites

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    Stronsay

    The Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.

  8. Kilmartin Museum

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    Museums

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Lochgilphead

    Welcome to Kilmartin Museum your starting point to discover the fascinating prehistoric landscape of Kilmartin Glen.

  9. 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.

  10. Dunblane Cathedral

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    Historic Sites

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    Dunblane

    Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful medieval church in Dunblane which dates as far back as the 12th century.

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