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The Falkirk Wheel

Located in Falkirk, Falkirk, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 2.3 miles away.

The world's first rotating boat lift. Connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. There's a difference of 24 metres between the water level in both canals, hence the need for the wheel. Opened in 2002...

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Linlithgow Palace

Located in Linlithgow, West Lothian, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 7.3 miles away.

Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542. Linlithgow Palace is fifteen miles west of Edinburgh. In the fifteenth century, the palace was rebuilt as a Royal residence. Expanded until the 1603 Union of the Crowns took the...

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Blackness Castle

Located in Blackness, Falkirk, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.4 miles away.

Used in Franco Zeffirelli's version of Hamlet. Blackness Castle was begun in 1445 and served as a fortress and prison. Despite being one of the most technologically advanced castles of its time, Blackness fell to Oliver...

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Robert the Bruce Statue, Stirling Castle (copyright Rachelle Burnside)

Located in Stirling, Stirling, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.6 miles away.

Statue of Robert the Bruce (or Robert I) in Stirling Castle. King of Scotland 1306 to 1329. Famous for victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314...

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Stirling Castle

Located in Stirling, Stirling, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.6 miles away.

In 1543, Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here when just nine months old. Built on top of a volcanic crag. From 1800 until 1964 the Castle was owned by the British Army and run as a barracks. Stirling Castle is managed by...

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The Star Pyramid

Located in Stirling, Stirling, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.6 miles away.

Located in the sixteenth century cemetery by Stirling Castle. The Star Pyramid was built in the mid-nineteenth century. Commemorates all who were martyred seeking religious freedom...

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William Wallace Monument

Located in Stirling, Stirling, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.8 miles away.

William Wallace fought against the English occupation of Scotland at the turn of the thirteenth century. The Wallace Monument was built in the nineteenth century to celebrate this. Located near Stirling, central Scotland...

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Castle Campbell

Located in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 12.9 miles away.

Home to the Earls and Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell. Destroyed by the Scots for the Duke of Argyll's support of Cromwell in the English Civil War. Located in central east Scotland. Managed by Historic Scotland...

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Dunfermline Abbey

Located in Dunfermline, Fife, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 13.4 miles away.

Founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland. Dunfermline Abbey was partially destroyed during the Scottish Reformation. Next to the Abbey is the ruin of Dunfermline Palace, a residence for Scottish monarchs. Dunfermline,...

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Forth Railway Bridge

Located in Queensferry, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 15.3 miles away.

A 1.5 miles (2.5 km) long cantilever, railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. Built between 1883 and 1890. At its peak, 4,600 workers were used to build the bridge using 55,000 tons of steel and o...

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Bothwell Castle

Located in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 17.8 miles away.

A short distance from Glasgow. Bothwell Castle is billed as Scotland's 'largest and finest 13th century castle' by Historic Scotland who manage the site...

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Glasgow Cathedral

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 19.8 miles away.

Said to be the location where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. Glasgow Cathedral is one of the few Scottish medieval churches to have survived the Scottish Reformation. Glasgow Cathedral is man...

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St Mungo Museum

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 19.9 miles away.

Said to be the world's only museum of religion. Opened in 1993. Located on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and near Glasgow Cathedral. Exhibits cover the world's six main religions: 'Buddhism, Christianity, Hind...

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People's Palace, Glasgow Green Park

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 20.3 miles away.

The People's Palace is a museum dedicated to the history of Glasgow. Located in Glasgow Green Park...

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Tolbooth Steeple

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 20.3 miles away.

The Tolbooth was built in the early seventeenth century as an administrative building and prison. All that remains today is the Tolbooth Steeple. In Glasgow Cross (a junction in Glasgow between the High Street, Gallowgat...

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Glasgow Green Park

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 20.4 miles away.

Dating from the fifteenth century, the oldest park in Glasgow. 136 acres. By the River Clyde. Attractions include Nelson's Monument and The People's Palace (a museum dedicated to the history of Glasgow)...

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City Chambers

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 20.4 miles away.

HQ of the Glasgow City Council. Built towards the end of the nineteenth century. Located in George Square, the central square of Glasgow...

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Glasgow Gallery Of Modern Art

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 20.5 miles away.

Located in the centre of Glasgow City. The Gallery of Modern Art or GoMA. Exhibits works by David Hockney, Sebastiao Salgado, Andy Warhol as well as Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie. Outside, there's...

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Glasgow University

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 21.4 miles away.

Founded in 1451 by a papal bull of Pope Nicholas V. The fourth oldest university in the UK behind St Andrews in Scotland and Oxford and Cambridge in Engalnd. Glagow University has more than 19,000 full-time students, inc...

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Located in Glasgow, Glasgow, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 21.6 miles away.

Said to be the most popular free tourist attraction in Scotland. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and contains one of the finest collections of arms and armour in the world and a vast natural history col...

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