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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. Earl's Palace

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Birsay

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

  2. Kilmartin Glen

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Kilmartin

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Castle Lachlan

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Strachur

    Discover the remains of the former stronghold of the MacLachlans, one of Scotland’s oldest clans.

  6. Cameronian's Regimental Memorial

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Douglas

    Statue of the Earl of Angus who was the first Colonel of the Cameronian Regiment which was raised at Douglas in 1689.

  7. Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north west Europe and is more than 5,000 years old.

  8. Kirkcolm - Viking Carved Stones

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Discover Galloway’s Viking and Celtic connections in Kirkcolm churchyard, where these 10th century Viking Carved Stones are found.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glenfinnan

    Set amid superb Highland scenery, this monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen.

  10. Dunragit - A Stone Age Temple

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Stranraer

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

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