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Places visited in Kilmartin, Scotland
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Portobello Bottle Kilns

The last remaining bottle-shaped kilns in Scotland stand alone in an Edinburgh suburb.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Great Hall Ceiling at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Innocent Railway Path

The U.K.'s first underground railway line is now a lively thoroughfare for runners and cyclists.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links

A free public golf course hides in plain sight in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wildlife Mural

One of Edinburgh's most popular works of street art is located well off the beaten path.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Scalloway, Scotland

The Shetland Bus Memorial

This memorial celebrates the legacy of the British-Norwegian resistance movement during World War II.
Haroldswick, Scotland

The Viking Unst Project and Skidbladner

Recreations of a Norse longhouse and boat on Shetland's northernmost inhabited island.
Glasgow, Scotland

Loup of Fintry

This waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural features in the Scottish Lowlands.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

West Berneray Beach

Despite what a Thai tourism board might want you to think, this white-sand beach is in fact located on a Scottish island.
Kilmartin, Scotland

Kilmartin Glen Prehistoric Monuments

This collection of Neolithic monuments make up one of The U.K.'s richest archeological landscapes.
Kilmahog, Scotland

Falls of Leny

A tumbling waterfall near a narrow passage that was used to herd cattle for hundreds of years.
Arrochar, Scotland

The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)

This uniquely shaped rock formation is one of Scotland's most iconic mountains and gives spectacular views in all directions.
Stirling, Scotland

The Star Pyramid

This pyramid is dedicated to all those who suffered martyrdom for civil and religious liberty in Scotland.
Stirling, Scotland

Mar's Wark

The main residence of the Erskine family and the hereditary keeper of the nearby royal Stirling Castle.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Rosemarkie, Scotland

The Fairy Glen - Rosemarkie

This lovely Scottish nature walk leads to the source of a local legend.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Inverkeithing Mercat Cross

Aside from denoting a public square or market, this medieval structure was also a sign of a town's prosperity.
Knoydart, Scotland

Old Forge Pub

A pub that is literally in the middle of nowhere, but continues to do business.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bennets Bar

This historic pub has maintained much of its 1906 decor, including a small sequestered room for women, where orders were slipped through a tiny window.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Glen

This dramatic landscape hidden on the Isle of Skye looks as though you've stepped into the magical realm.
Stirling, Scotland

The World's Oldest Football

Tucked away in this local museum is a piece of sporting equipment that dates to the 16th-century.