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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. Scott Monument

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    • 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.

  2. Black Hill

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    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Lanark

    Black Hill is the site of a Bronze Age burial cairn and was once an Iron Age hill fort.

  3. Banks Chambered Tombs

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    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  4. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Take a walk along the footpath leading to the castellated Agnew Monument, built in 1850 in memory of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw Castle.

  5. Kilmartin Glen

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Kilmartin

    Kilmartin Glen is located between Oban and Lochgilphead, surrounding the village of Kilmartin, on the west of Scotland.

  6. Brough of Birsay

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay features the remains of a busy complex of Pictish, Norse and later settlements around Birsay Bay.

  7. Gradings

    Killin

    Owned by the MacNab Memorial Trust, this island contains the ancient burial ground of Clan MacNab who lived in the surroundings areas for almost a millennium.

  8. Soutra Aisle

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Pathhead

    Soutra Aisle dated 1686 is a family burial vault, constructed when the Scottish Church banned monuments inside churches.

  9. Broch of Gurness

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Orkney

    The Broch of Gurness is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron Age settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.

  10. 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.

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