Scotland Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Melrose AbbeyMelrose Abbey
Melrose, Scotland, UK
1136-46

This Cistercian abbey south of Edinburgh was founded in 1136 and is now in picturesque ruins. It said to enshrine the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Forth BridgeForth Bridge
City of Edinburgh Council Area, UK

Connecting Edinburgh with Fife, the Forth Rail Bridge (1890) is a major landmark of Scotland. Both beautiful in appearance and impressive in engineering, it boasts the second-longest cantilever main span in the world.

Holyrood AbbeyHolyrood Abbey
Edinburgh, UK

Holyrood Abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I for Augustinian monks from St Andrews. Holyrood Palace, home of Scottish royalty, was later built next to the abbey.

Tursachan ChalanaisTursachan Chalanais
Isle of Lewis, UK

This atmospheric site on the Isle of Lewis dates from 2900-2600 BCE. It consists of a large stone circle surrounding a burial chamber, with four avenues of stones forming a cross shape.

Jedburgh AbbeyJedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh, UK

Built in the 12th century by Augustinian monks under royal patronage, Jedburgh Abbey is an impressive ruined abbey overlooking the town of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.