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There’s a fantastic selection of Historic Sites in Scotland and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the Historic Sites in Scotland you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.
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Braco Fort - A Roman Fort - fantastic 6 foot high ditches can still be seen although there is now no remaining wooden or stone at all. But this is one of my favourite Roman sites in Scotland
Balmoral Castle has been the official Highlands home of the British royal family since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Bannockburn Battlefield was the site where Scottish leader Robert the Bruce defeated the English, repelling their attempts to control Scotland and once again affirming its sovereignty.
Bar Hill Fort was one of the Roman forts along The Antonine Wall.
The Battle of Drumclog was fought on June 1st, 1679 at Drumclog in South Lanarkshire between the army of John Graham of Claverhouse and a group of Covenanters.
The Bearsden Bath House was a Roman bath complex which would have served a fort of The Antonine Wall.
Bothwell Castle is a ruined medieval stronghold near Glasgow which played a role in the Wars of Independence.
Set in truly jaw-dropping Scottish countryside, Caerlaverock Castle was an important fortification, providing defence for the Scottish crown in a period of deep rooted rivalry with England.
The Callanish Stones are a collection of Neolothic standing stones on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Craigmillar Castle played host to Mary Queen of Scots.
Croy Hill was the site of one of the Roman forts of The Antonine Wall.
Culloden Battlefield was the site of the final battle of the Jacobite uprising and resulted in the defeat of the Jacobites by government forces.
Dirleton Castle was an imposing medieval fortress and noble residence, which is now a picturesque ruin not far from Edinburgh.
Doune Castle in Perthshire, central Scotland is a 14th century military stronghold built by Robert Stewart, Regent Albany and includes one of the best-preserved great halls in the whole of Scotland.
Dumbarton Castle served as a wartime prison, a royal shelter and a defence against both foreign and local threats.
Dumfries House is a beautiful Palladian stately home in Scotland, particularly noted for its collection of original 18th-century furniture.
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace was a royal residence and the final resting place of many a Scottish monarch.
Dunstaffnage Castle is a medieval stronghold once captured by Robert the Bruce.
Edinburgh Castle is a medieval fortress and royal castle turned national monument and World Heritage site.
Falkland Palace was the country retreat and hunting lodge of the royal Stuart dynasty.
A magnificent castle in Glamis, Scotland, the French chateau styling and the historic setting provides an excellent day out.
Glasgow Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most impressive surviving medieval structures.
Hailes Castle was a medieval stronghold, the pretty ruins of which date back mostly to the fourteenth century.
Holyroodhouse Palace is the Scottish royal residence famed as having been home to Mary Queen of Scots.
Inchcolm Abbey is a well-preserved twelfth century Augustinian monastery turned abbey located in an important defensive position.
Inchmahome Priory was a medieval monastery which once sheltered a young Mary Queen of Scots.
Kinneil Estate is a fantastic historic site, centred around the 15th century Kinneil House. Also at the site are a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church, a museum and the cottage of inventor James Watt.
Liberton Tower is a 15th century tower in Edinburgh.
Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and host to most of the Stuart kings.
Lochleven Castle was a medieval stronghold most renowned for being the prison of Mary Queen of Scots.
The National Museum of Scotland has a diverse collection of artefacts and pieces relating to the history and culture of Scotland.
Rothesay Castle is a distinctive medieval ruin with strong links to the royal Stewart dynasty.
Scone Palace was once the coronation site of the Kings of Scotland and today operates as an historic house and garden.
Skara Brae is Northern Europe’s best preserved Neolithic village and a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Orkney Isles.
Stirling Castle is an iconic royal palace, a medieval stronghold and a focal point for many of the most important events in Scotland’s history.
Tantallon Castle was the imposing medieval stronghold of an influential Scottish family.
The Antonine Wall was a Roman defensive wall, the remains of which can now be seen in Scotland.
Torphichen Preceptory was an important base in Scotland for the Knights Hospitaller.