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Nairn, Scotland

Dulsie Bridge

One of the most spectacular 18th-century bridges in Scotland.
Ballachulish, Scotland

The Meeting of Three Waters

The location of the Bridge of Death and the Gorge of Eternal Peril in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Inverness, Scotland

Clava Cairns

This site contains overlapping ancient graveyards that existed about 1,000 years apart.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Clach Na Criche (The Wishing Stone)

An ancient stone wall formed by lava that was a frequent stop during funeral marches.
Isle of Staffa, Scotland

Fingal's Cave

This astonishingly geometric cave has inspired everyone from Jules Verne to Pink Floyd.
Nottingham, England

Green's Mill

A curious urban windmill once owned by a renowned British mathematical physicist.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Airth, Scotland

The Dunmore Pineapple House

A giant pineapple, a symbol of hospitality, and an amazing vacation rental option.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Ghost Island

Accessible only at low tide, the deserted island is dotted with World War II ruins.
Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Old-fashioned knowledge and modern engineering create the world's only rotating boatlift.
Dunfermline, Scotland

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Andrew Carnegie funded the building of almost 3,000 libraries across the world, this was the first.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
Linlithgow, Scotland

Montgomery Scott Plaque

The fictional birthplace of the Chief Engineer aboard the Starship Enterprise.
East Linton, Scotland

Phantassie Doocot

A curious structure built just for the birds.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
Lundin Links, Scotland

Lundin Links Standing Stones

A trio of giant megalithic stones in the middle of a golf course.
Saint Andrews, Scotland

Saint Salvator's Unlucky PH

Every St. Andrews student knows to avoid this inscription for fear of a martyr's curse.
Anstruther, Scotland

Anstruther Model Solar System

Bronze plates placed around this Scottish fishing village form a true-scale model of the solar system.
Anstruther, Scotland

Smuggler's Inn

Stay in the one time home to one of Scotland's most notorious gentleman's sex clubs.
Fife, Scotland

Crail Airfield

Soviet intelligence had a keen interest in the Cold War linguistic school at this old Scottish airfield.