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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. Nelson Monument

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Perched high on Calton Hill in the east end of the city centre, is the monument to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory, and death, at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glenfinnan

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

  3. Doune Broch Centre

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Lewis

    This visitor centre is located on the hillside next to the Doune Broch, one of the best preserved Iron Age brochs in Scotland.

  4. Cairnholy

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Explore the site of two remarkably complete Neolithic burial cairns at Cairnholy, south east of Creetown.

  5. National Wallace Monument

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    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.

  6. Portpatrick - Old Church

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    Portpatrick

    Whilst exploring the beautiful village of Portpatrick, stop by the Old Church which is thought to be medieval.

  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. Falkirk Trinity Church

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    Falkirk

    Welcome to Falkirk Trinity Church - Faw Kirk was the first church erected in the town of Falkirk which is believed to have given rise to the town’s name. Our Church has many items of historical interest.

  9. Earl's Palace

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    Historic Sites

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    Birsay

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

  10. Dunragit - A Stone Age Temple

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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.

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