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Scottish attractions

Scotland has many attractions to appeal to all tastes: from castles and stately homes to galleries and museums; from parks and gardens to exhibitions and theme parks. Whether it’s for mum and dad or just for kids; whether you prefer to watch wildlife and nature at work, or marvel at Scotland’s dramatic history and fine culture; whether you want to be outdoors or indoors … Scotland has something everyone. 

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Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS)

2nd April - 28th September 2015, Fife:

 

The Royal Burgh of Culross is a unique survival, a town that time has passed by.

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April - October, Kingdom of Fife:

Situated on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth, the Abbey is one of the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

St Margaret's Cave

April - September, Fife:

Accessed by an underground tunnel, the cave was used as a place of prayer over 900 years ago by Margaret, a Saxon princess who became Queen of Scotland when she married King Malcolm Canmore around 1070.

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April - September, Perthshire:

Elcho Castle is situated at Easter Elcho about 4 miles south-east of Perth.

St Serf's Church & Dupplin Cross (HS)

April - September, Perthshire:

St Serf’s Church stands in the heart of the village of Dunning.

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April - September, Scottish Borders:

Dating back to the fifteenth century, Smalholm Tower is associated with two notable Border families &ndash first the Pringles (Hoppringles) up to 1645 thereafter the Scotts of Harden, ancestors of Sir Walter Scott.

Newark Castle (HS)

April - September, Inverclyde:

Mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell, Newark Castle is a fine and well-preserved building dating back to the 15th century situated on the south bank of the river Clyde.

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April - September, Angus:

There’s been a castle at Edzell since about 1100, when a wooden structure was erected on top of a motte by the Abbott family.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura (NTS)

April - September, Angus:

One of only three cameras obscura in Scotland (the others being in Edinburgh and Dumfries) the Camera on Kirrie Hill - as well as the cricket pavilion in which it sits - were gifted to the local community in 1930 by the author J M Barrie.

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April - September, Angus:

Housed in a former schoolhouse which backs onto the graveyard where most of the collection was found, the museum at Meigle displays 26 pictish stones dating from the 8th to the late 10th centuries.


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