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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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Tomb of the Eagles

Year-round, Orkney:

Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites.

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Year-round, Orkney:

Blackhammer Chambered Cairn is a neolithic burial cairn, similar in general shape and subdivisions to the contemporary Neolithic houses at Knap of Howar.

Click Mill (HS)

Year-round, Orkney:

Click Mill is the last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of a type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.

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Year-round, Orkney:

The 5,000-year-old monument known as the Dwarfie Stane is a huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut.

Knap of Howar (HS)

Year-round, Orkney:

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in north-west Europe and dating from the early Neolithic period the site comprises two houses, approximately rectangular, with stone cupboards and stalls that are contemporary with the chambered tombs of Orkney.

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Year-round, Glasgow:

Enjoy the sights, sounds and stories of the world’s favourite game - in the country that took football to the world - as part of The Hampden Experience.

Dun Carloway (HS)

Year-round, Isle of Lewis:

Dun Carloway, or Dun Charlabhaigh, is one of the best preserved broch towers in Scotland situated in a stunning location overlooking Loch Roag on the west coast of Lewis.

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Year-round, Isle of Harris:

A fine 16th-century church, built by the eighth chief MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris and containing his richly-carved tomb.

Steinacleit Cairn And Stone Circle (HS)

Year-round, Isle of Lewis:

The remains of an enigmatic structure of early prehistoric date.

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Year-round, Edinburgh:

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.


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