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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. Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    South Mainland

    The Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland are one of the most important and inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland.

  2. Bishop's & Earl's Palaces

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    • 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....

  3. Soutra Aisle

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Pathhead

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

  4. Dunragit - A Stone Age Temple

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Stranraer

    Explore one of the most important Stone Age sites in Scotland, built in around 2500 BC and a meeting place for farming communities.

  5. Cultoon Stone Circle

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Bowmore

    Cultoon Stone Circle is located approximately 4 miles from Portnahaven on the Isle of Islay.

  6. Dunskey Castle

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Portpatrick

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

  7. Ruthwell Cross

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Dumfries

    Thought to date back to around AD 680, this magnificent cross is one of the most famous and elaborate Anglo-Saxon monumental sculptures.

  8. National Wallace Monument

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Stirling

    Renew your acquaintance with Scotland's legendary freedom fighter by visiting the National Wallace Monument.

  9. The Marian Tower

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Stranraer

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

  10. The Helix

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Falkirk & Forth Valley

    The Helix project is transforming 350 hectares of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into an exciting new parkland which will include The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse head sculptures.

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