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Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Steps

The colorful stairs are made with marble from the world's major quarries.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Ghost Island

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

Cragside

This enchanting Victorian estate was home to the world's first hydroelectric power generator.
Dunbar, Scotland

John Muir's Birthplace

The small Scottish townhouse where the "Father of the National Parks" was born.
Deans, Scotland

Dechmont UFO Monument and Trail

A memorial commemorating the only Scottish police investigation into an extraterrestrial incident.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Callum'

This painting of a beloved dog will be on display at the Scottish National Gallery at long as the museum exists.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beasts stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Muschats's Cairn

This stack of stones honors a murdered 18th-century woman.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wild West Morningside

An American ghost town hides along a side street in Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Bore Stane

This ordinary-looking rock may have played an important role in a 16th-century Scottish battle.
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Talbot Rice Gallery

Once designed as a natural history museum, this building is now home to a massive art gallery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Stones of Scotland'

A poetic monument to the Scottish Parliament.
Aberfeldy, Scotland

Croft Moraig Stone Circle

This Neolithic stone circle is the most complete of its kind in Scotland.
Highland, Scotland

The Geographic Center of Scotland

A cross marks the spot in a small Scottish village that claims to be the exact center of the country.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Leaning Tower of Glenfinnan

A close look reveals that the Scottish monument is just slightly off-kilter.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools

These fantastically named natural pools look like something out of a Scottish myth.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Old Man of Storr

An ancient Scottish rock formation said to be the gravesite of a giant remains ensconced in legend and intrigue.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Quiraing

Islanders once used this dramatic, otherworldly landscape to hide their cattle from Viking raiders.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye Dinosaur Tracks

On this stunning Scottish island, you can walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs.