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The Unique Whaligoe Steps in Caithness

It can probably be described as one of the most unusual fishing stations that Scotland has ever had. This unique destination is located in Caithness. With cliffs of two hundred and fifty feet surrounding Whaligoe Haven and the harbour located at the edge of these cliffs in a very narrow creek, it is no surprise that Thomas Telford’s comment of a harbour in 1786 was that of criticism, but Captain David Brodie still provided the funds that carved no less than three hundred and thirty stairs into the cliffs.

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Visiting the Historic Monboddo House

The date stone on the Monboddo House has the very distinct signature of the arms of Douglas being impaled by the arms of Ervine, and has the initials of Elizabeth and Robert Ervine engraved upon it, with the date of 1635. They were the couple responsible for the reconstruction of the house during the seventeenth century. The house was constructed on the grounds of a previous structure. It became famous because of its last and well-known occupant, James Burnett. It is located in The Mearns, and is one of the popular attractions near Auchenblae.

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Tour the Town of Largs

The quaint town of Largs is located approximately fifty kilometers from the city of Glasgow and has become a very popular seaside destination. Its magnificent history and exciting ties to the Vikings has ensured that the town is filled with wonderful attractions and sights for visitors to enjoy. Even the annual festival that celebrates the history of the Vikings is a recommended attraction. Largs is town that is filled with beauty, excitement and adventure.

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Seadrift Visitor Centre in Dunnet

Located in the Highlands of Scotland, in Caithness, Dunnet is a quaint village with numerous museums, archeological sites and historical structures depicting the fascinating heritage of the village. Each year, festivals take place in which the entire village participates, with vintage cars on display, traditional games being played and various other competitions. Dunnet Bay is known for its tranquil beaches and surfing areas. Amongst some of its most popular attractions is the Seadrift Visitor Centre. It is a facility that is dedicated to the bird life of the area and is a wealth of information for birding enthusiasts.

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Explore Tantallon Castle

Near the town of Berwick, located in East Lothian, is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. Its intimidating curtain wall and fascinating history has made Tantallon Castle an extremely noteworthy site. With Bass Rock as a backdrop and the sea as its surrounding landscape, Tantallon Castle is a site of awe and wonder, serving its past owners well as a strong and reliable fortification. It once belonged to a powerful family, but now stands as a reminder of the history of Scotland.

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Loch Lomond Aquarium

Located on the Highland Boundary Fault, Loch Lomond is a picturesque freshwater loch that contains small islands. It is a destination that is frequented by locals, who come to enjoy the tranquility of the loch and the numerous nearby attractions. The community of Loch Lomond is friendly and warm, and visitors are invited to explore their noteworthy sites, such as the Loch Lomond Aquarium. Not only does the aquarium provide visitors with an array of exhibits and wonderful animals to view but it is dedicated to conservation and education regarding the necessity to protect the environment.

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Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village

Just off the coast of Orkney lies the historical islands of Shetland, made up of one large island, referred to as the mainland, and many smaller islands. There are numerous sites and attractions on Shetland that carve a fascinating picture of its heritage and allow visitors to enjoy an exciting insight into the islands of Scotland. One of the most breathtaking attractions is the Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village, where time seems to have stood still to preserve this site in immaculate condition.

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The Peaceful Isle of Kerrera

Visitors to Oban who may be seeking some solitude or a slightly different sort of adventure should certainly consider boarding the ferry and heading to the Isle of Kerrera. Home to some 40 people, the Isle of Kerrera is beautifully situated in the mouth of Oban Bay. Because of its location, the island provides a natural breakwater for the harbour, along with spectacular scenery and a sense of peace.

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