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Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

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

Saint Conan's Kirk

This eclectic sanctuary is a hodgepodge of various architectural styles, all crammed into one building.
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Loch Long Torpedo Range

A long-abandoned relic of World War II.
Renfrewshire, Scotland

Clochoderick Stone

This stone was once used by druids to determine a person's innocence or guilt.
Kilmacolm, Scotland

'The Lost XVII'

A missing Roman legion was recreated in sculpture along a Scottish cycling route.
Greenock, Scotland

Free French Memorial Cross

A war memorial dedicated to the Free French Naval forces of World War II.
Kilcreggan, Scotland

Tut-Tut Rock

A painted tribute to an ancient Egyptian king lurks along a stretch of Scottish shore.
Gourock, Scotland

Granny Kempock Standing Stone

An urban megalith steeped in local lore.
Johnstone, Scotland

Johnstone Castle

A 16th-century castle unexpectedly nestled within a post-war housing development.
South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Hamilton Mausoleum

A magnificent tomb that was the final resting place of the Dukes of Hamilton.
Newmains, Scotland

Jim Murray Memorial

This bronze statue pays tribute to a Scottish professional boxer, who tragically died following a championship fight.
Stonehouse, Scotland

Rex Cinema

This former small-town cinema palace was built with the remains of a luxury liner.
Failford, Scotland

Peden's Cave

A historic cave in Scotland once served as a hiding place for a famous Covenanter.
East Ayrshire, Scotland

Ballochmyle Cup and Ring Marks

These ancient symbols freckling a Scottish cliff remained hidden for centuries.
East Ayrshire, Scotland

Dunaskin Ironworks

Wonderfully preserved Victorian factory, complete with a preserved steam powered engine house.
Dunure, Scotland

Dunure Labyrinth

This modern labyrinth lies in the shadow of a ruined medieval castle.
South Ayrshire Council, Scotland

The Poets Path

These unique weather vanes honor Scotland's most famous bard and decorate this walkway.
Scotland

Sawney Bean's Cave

Legend says this cave housed a 16th-century cannibal and his family of 48.
Port Logan, Scotland

Port Logan Fish Pond

The oldest natural aquarium in the United Kingdom.
Cutcloy, Scotland

'Wicker Man' Stumps

The remnants of a classic 1970's British film.
Wigtown, Scotland

The Open Book

This seaside Scottish holiday rental lets you live out your bookselling dreams.
Castle Douglas, Scotland

Buittle Castle

The former seat of power for the Balliol dynasty.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

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

Dun na Cuaiche Watchtower

An 18th-century viewpoint across the surrounding highlands.