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Landmarks & Monuments

Ring of Brogar Stone Circle Henge   

A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to late Neolithic period.

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village   

The best preserved group of Stone Age houses in Western Europe.

Spynie Palace   

The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.

Boath Doocot   

A 17th-century doocot on the site of an ancient motte.

Calanais Standing Stones   

A cross-shaped setting of standing stones, unique in Scotland and outstanding in Great Britain.


The Visitor Centre at Culloden depicts the Battle of Culloden, the last battle the Jacobites fought.

Glenfinnan Monument   

Glenfinnan Monument, set amid superb Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, was erected in 1815 by Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement   

An extraordinarily important site with a complex of ancient settlements within three acres. The oldest is a Bronze Age village of oval stone huts.

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse   

This fine 16th-century castle built for the Fraser family was altered to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses in 1787.

Maes Howe Chambered Cairn   

The finest megalithic tomb in the British Isles, with a large mound covering a stone-built passage and a large burial chamber with cells in the walls.

Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum   

A magnificent collection of 26 sculptured monuments, one of the most important site-specific assemblages of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe.

Mousa Broch   

The finest surviving Iron Age broch tower.

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