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Places of Interest in Scotland

Places of Interest in Scotland

Places of Interest in Scotland (126)

Interesting places and location in Scotland. Find facts and descriptions of Scottish towns, castles, Islands and other Scottish travel destinations in an informal yet informative layout.

Monday, 12 September 2011 11:36

Caerlaverock Castle

With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.
Friday, 09 September 2011 07:46

Canna

A visit to Canna, the most westerly of the Small Isles, is a tonic for the soul. Approaching the island's buttressed cliffs aboard the ferry, there's a sense of the pressures of mainland life slowly releasing their grip. A small farming and crofting community still occupies this tiny island just 5 miles long and 1 mile wide, while archaeological evidence places people here as far back as the 5th millennium.
Thursday, 08 September 2011 07:31

Mingulay, Berneray and Pabbay

Mingulay (12 miles south of Barra) and Berneray are Sites of Special Scientific Interest for the marine vegetation, rock shore and spectacular cliff habitats found here, as well as a Special Protection Area for the seabird population.
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 10:21

St Kilda World Heritage Site

Lying 41 miles west of North Uist, St Kilda is home to the largest colony of seabirds in northern Europe, including a quarter of the world's population of northern gannets.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 23:43

Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

A noted icon of Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage, the broch is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of a later prehistoric (Iron-Age) settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 23:36

Blackhammer Chambered Cairn

Neolithic burial cairn, similar in general shape and subdivisions to the contemporary Neolithic houses at Knap of Howar.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 23:25

Bishop's and Earl's Palaces

The palaces are located near the spectacular St Magnus Cathedral, and are regarded as two of the finest examples of architecture in Scotland and highlight Orkney’s close Norse and ecclesiastical links.
Monday, 18 July 2011 09:38

Staneydale 'Temple'

A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber. Around it are ruins of houses, walls and cairns of the same period.
Monday, 18 July 2011 09:31

Scalloway Castle

A fine castellated mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was notorious for his cruelty.
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