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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. Margaret Wilson Monument

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Stirling

    Standing in the Old Town Cemetery in Stirling, the monument commemorates the young Scottish Convenanter, Margaret Wilson.

  2. Innermessan Mote

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Stranraer

    Built in the 12th century by Norman Kings, Innermessan Mote rises above 30 feet and boasts a mesmerising history.

  3. Midhowe Chambered Tomb

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    Historic Sites

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    Rousay

    Welcome to Midhowe Chambered Tomb

  4. Highland Mary

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Dunoon

    Highland Mary is a statue located in the resort town of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

  5. Hizzy Cairn

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Hawick

    This memorial to Steven Hislop, who claimed the British Superbike title in 1995 and 2002 is found near Teviothead in the Scottish Borders. Steven and his brother Garry and his father Sandy are all buried out at Southdean Cemetery.

  6. MacDiarmid Memorial

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    Langholm

    Overlooking the town of Langholm, this memorial takes the form of a giant metal open book and is dedicated to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid.

  7. Gradings

    • 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.

  8. 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.

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    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.

  10. Nelson Monument

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    Monuments & Ruins

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    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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