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Fortingall, Scotland

The Fortingall Yew

Possibly the oldest living thing in Europe, more likely a pagan survivor.
56.5982, -4.0510
Comrie, Scotland

Cultybraggan WWII POW Camp

Built to hold the worst of the worst of the Nazi war prisoners.
56.4001, -4.0407
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Birnam Oak and Sycamore

Macbeth's infamous 'Great Birnam Wood.'
56.5598, -3.5793
The Kelpies
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
56.0191, -3.7553
Airth, Scotland

The Dunmore Pineapple House

A giant pineapple, a symbol of hospitality, and an amazing vacation rental option.
56.0767, -3.7867
Stairway to . . . ? ! ?
Edinburgh, Scotland

Gilmerton Cove

This series of Scottish caves has no clear purpose other than baffling historians.
55.9056, -3.1331
Library of Innerpeffray
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Library of Innerpeffray

Scotland's first free lending library which protects literacy through inheritance.
56.3508, -3.7840
Inside the Surgeon's Hall Museum
Edinburgh, Scotland

Surgeons' Hall Museums

A book bound in the skin of an infamous criminal, along with countless other specimens.
55.9466, -3.1844
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002
The Heart of Midlothian marks the former entrance to the Old Tolbooth.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
55.9496, -3.1919
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
55.9501, -3.1882
Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
55.9541, -3.1858
6 Times
Edinburgh, Scotland

6 Times

A succession of eerily contemplative iron figures lead from a Scottish museum to the sea.
55.9753, -3.1760
The North Inch Park.
Perth, Scotland

North Inch Park

In 1396, two Scottish clans that had been violently feuding for centuries finally faced off in a bloody battle in this park.
56.4036, -3.4313
Meikleour Beech Hedges
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Meikleour Beech Hedges

The Guinness Record holder for largest hedge in the world is a verdant Scottish bulwark.
56.5335, -3.3643
Hamish McHamish Statue
Saint Andrews, Scotland

Hamish McHamish Statue

This bronze statue was erected to honor a small Scottish town's beloved stray cat.
56.3393, -2.7965
Fife, Scotland

Begger's Benison Artifacts

"May prick nor purse ne'er fail you."
56.3425, -2.7937
The Lemmings statue in Dundee.
Dundee, Scotland

Lemmings Statue

A bronze tribute to the wildly popular video game from the '90s.
56.4565, -2.9809