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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. National Wallace Monument

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    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.

  2. Tap O'Noth

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    Huntly

    This major evaluation project of an Iron Age and early historic fort is found in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.

  3. Sauchie Tower

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    Alloa

    Sauchie Tower, also known as Devon Tower, is situated in the village of Fishcross in Clackmannanshire.

  4. Broch of Gurness

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    • 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.

  5. Old Scatness

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    South Mainland

    Welcome to Old Scatness

  6. Earl's Palace

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    Birsay

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

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    • 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.

  8. Dunskey Castle

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    Portpatrick

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

  9. Cunninghame Graham Memorial

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    Gartmore

    This unique cairn was erected in memory of the Scottish author Robert Cunninghame Graham in 1937 and contains stones from several South American nations.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Armadale

    Discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald, its most powerful clan, at our award-winning museum.

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