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Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire

Melrose Abbey is a ruin in Scotland which is full of historical significance. It was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, but it was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are worth going to visit, as their many army artefacts still on display from the original site.

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

This dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over.

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole

This beautiful estate is located on the Ayrshire cliffs, and was designed in the late 18th Century. Inside, it’s filled to the brim with treasures and artefacts that tell the stories of the people that lived there, and outside you can walk and explore the fantastic gardens which really show off the extravagance of its owners.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

One of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel has been in the ownership of the family since its foundation in 1446 and is still used today as a place of worship. It’s also where the Da Vinci Code was filmed!

Doune Castle, Doune

Doune Castle was built as the home of Regent Albany, ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, but is now a well-renowned film location for many different films and TV series, such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Actor and Director, Terry Jones, narrates an audio tour that reveals Doune’s exciting history and tales from the Holy Grail film set.

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Just what makes Scotland so special and worthy of a place on your must-visit holiday list? Scotland is full of music, culture and history, and there’s so much to explore. Aside from the usual tourist locations, such as Edinburgh Castle and Loch Ness, there are plenty of hidden gems that you may not have heard about.

Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire

Melrose Abbey is a ruin in Scotland which is full of historical significance. It was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, but it was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are worth going to visit, as their many army artefacts still on display from the original site.

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

This dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over.

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole

This beautiful estate is located on the Ayrshire cliffs, and was designed in the late 18th Century. Inside, it’s filled to the brim with treasures and artefacts that tell the stories of the people that lived there, and outside you can walk and explore the fantastic gardens which really show off the extravagance of its owners.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

One of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel has been in the ownership of the family since its foundation in 1446 and is still used today as a place of worship. It’s also where the Da Vinci Code was filmed!

Doune Castle, Doune

Doune Castle was built as the home of Regent Albany, ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, but is now a well-renowned film location for many different films and TV series, such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Actor and Director, Terry Jones, narrates an audio tour that reveals Doune’s exciting history and tales from the Holy Grail film set.