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  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Lanark

    Lanark is a small town in Scotland. The fascinating town of Lanark has a long history and served as an important market town as far back as the medieval times.

  • Angus and Dundee

    Montrose

    Situated in Angus you will find the picturesque little town of Montrose. This Royal Burgh is a charming place filled with history. As a coastal town it has seen its fair share of wealth and prominence. In times gone by Montrose was filled with wealthy landowners, rugged sea captains and prosperous merchants. Its role in the sea-faring history of Scotland has come about largely due to the ...

  • Attractions

    Wallace Monument

    Enjoy the beauty which seeps through the gothic architecture of this astounding monument dedicated to immortalizing the memory of Sir William Wallace - a hero to the Scottish people. This magnificent building, which rises up to 220 feet or 67m high, came into existence in 1869 on the former site of the ancient Pictish hill fort in the time of nationalism that was far-reaching ...

  • Attractions

    There are many fine attractions in Scotland that are definitely worth seeing. In fact, you’ll probably find that there is so much to choose from that you won't know where to start. We cannot tell you which attractions will appeal most to you, but we can give you a little information on many of Scotland’s top attractions, which will help you decide for yourself.

  • Castles

    Stirling

    Stirling Castle is one of the grandest castles of Scotland and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country. It towers majestically from its imposing location, 250 feet above the plains on an elevation that was an extinct volcano. Stirling Castle was of the greatest strategic importance militarily during the 13th and 14th century Wars of Independence.

  • Castles

    Dudhope

    Dudhope Castle, one of Dundee's oldest buildings has a magnificent location on an escarpment overlooking the city on the southern face of the Dundee Law. The original house was built in the 13th Century as home of the Scrimageour family who were appointed Hereditary Constables of Dundee by William Wallace.

  • History

    Famous Scots

    William Wallace William Wallace is known as the greatest hero and one of the most important symbols of Scottish independence in Scotland's history, although he lived many centuries ago. Although his exact birth date and birthplace is unknown, he was born around 1276. William was Sir Malcolm Wallace's second son of three. By the year 1297, Wallace controlled much of Scotland, and his ...