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Landmarks & Monuments
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.
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.
The Bannockburn Heritage Centre in Stirling describes one of Scotland's most important historic sites, The Battle of Bannockburn.
Both beautifully situated and of intrinsic quality, the ruins of the Premonstratensian abbey at Dryburgh are remarkably complete.
Edinburgh Castle, the ABC of Edinburgh tourist information, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, cafes, Edinburgh maps and more!
This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.
One of the border abbeys, founded by David I around 1138 for Augustinian canons.
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.
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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