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Landmarks & Monuments

Scott Monument   

On the death of Sir Walter Scott in 1832, the great and good of the city came together to agree on a fitting monument to this outstanding Scottish literary figure.

Smailholm Tower   

Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.

St Andrews Cathedral & St Rule's Tower   

The remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, and of the associated domestic ranges of the priory.


The Bannockburn Heritage Centre in Stirling describes one of Scotland's most important historic sites, The Battle of Bannockburn.

Dryburgh Abbey   

Both beautifully situated and of intrinsic quality, the ruins of the Premonstratensian abbey at Dryburgh are remarkably complete.

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace   

The remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century.

Edinburgh Castle   

Edinburgh Castle, the ABC of Edinburgh tourist information, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, cafes, Edinburgh maps and more!

Edinburgh Castle   

This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.

Glenluce Abbey   

A Cistercian abbey founded around 1192.

Jedburgh Abbey   

One of the border abbeys, founded by David I around 1138 for Augustinian canons.

Melrose Abbey   

Probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, it was largely destroyed by Richard IIís English army in 1385.

Nelson Monument   

Perched high on Calton Hill, at the cast 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.

The Royal Yacht Britannia   

The Royal Yacht Britannia website provides a unique insight into the history of the yacht, visitor information, hospitality & events, archived press releases and a chance to buy Britannia Merchandise on line.

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