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Scottish Icons

Experience the real stories behind the heritage most associated with Scotland. In these places you can discover more about tartan and the bagpipes as well as the challenge posed by our occasionally bracing climate.

Scottish Icons

Highlighted Properties

Fort George

Fort George

In the Highlanders Museum in this great Georgian fortress, you can discover the story of Piper Kenneth Mackay.

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Melrose Abbey

Melrose abbey

Within this magnificent ruined abbey you will find many skilful and sometimes humorous carvings, including a celebrated pig playing the bagpipes.

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Newark Castle

Newark Castle

The plumbing at Newark Castle shows medieval Scottish ingenuity at its artistic and pragmatic best.

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Edinburgh Castle Great Hall

Edinburgh Castle

In the Great Hall, monarchs & nobles entertained their guests with lavish banquets, forging a national reputation for generous hospitality.

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Stirling Castle

Explorer Pass

Plan your journey to Scotland's past