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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. Ruthwell Cross


    Monuments & Ruins



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

  2. Lochmaben Castle


    Historic Sites



    Lochmaben's magnificent ruins are a fine example of a 14th-century Z-plan Scottish tower house.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


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

  4. Rosslyn Chapel


    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys


    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction


    Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

  5. St. Blane's Chapel


    Monuments & Ruins



    This lovely ruined church sits nestled in a valley at the southern end of the Isle of Bute and boasts views that stretch as far as the Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle.

  6. Gradings


    We welcome you to Falkland Estate and the Centre for Stewardship. Enjoy the landscape and its biodiversity.

  7. Gradings


    Take a walk along the footpath leading to the castellated Agnew Monument, built in 1850 in memory of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw Castle.

  8. Old Scatness


    Monuments & Ruins


    South Mainland

    Welcome to Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village. Visit us between May and August for a look at Iron Age Shetland with excavated, and reconstructed buildings, living history demonstrations and tours.

  9. Bishop's & Earl's Palaces


    Monuments & Ruins


    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction


    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.

  10. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


    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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