List of described attractions by council areas

Scotland consists of 32 council areas.

Aberdeen City
Argyll and Bute
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renwrefshire
City of Edinburgh
Glasgow City
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Outer Hebrides)
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian

Scotland - map

Wikipedia article about Scotland


Dwarfie Stane

Dwarfie Stane
Dwarfie Stane.
Wikimedia Commons, user Grovel / CC BY 3.0

In the central part of Hoy Island is located mysterious monument of the past - Dwarfie Stane - enormous sandstone slab left by glacier.

Some 5,000 years ago people with unknown methods and unclear purpose hollowed out this stone, creating a passage with two side chambers. Passage was plugged with a 1.5 tons heavy stone plug - door.



Main attractions

Some of the landmarks of Scotland are well known internationally but nevertheless most people do not realise how rich and distinctive is the cultural and natural heritage of this country.

Among the highlights of Scotland can be mentioned:

Fingal's Cave, Argyll and Bute
Fingal's Cave, Argyll and Bute.
luxpim, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Natural landmarks

Caves, cliffs and rock spires

Other natural landmarks

The Bass Rock, East Lothian
The Bass Rock, East Lothian.
Tom Jervis, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Man made landmarks

Urban planning monuments

Hirta medieval village, St. Kilda Islands
Hirta medieval village, St. Kilda Islands.
Hugh Miller, Flickr / CC BY 2.0


Castle Stalker, Argyll and Bute
Castle Stalker, Argyll and Bute.
Torcello Trio, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0


Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire
Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire.
Wikimedia Commons, user StaraBlazkova / CC BY-SA 3.0

Churches and monasteries

Ancient settlements

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands
Skara Brae, Orkney Islands.
yellowbook, Flickr / CC BY 2.0.

Ancient burials and megaliths

Callanish Standing Stones, Outer Hebrides
Callanish Standing Stones, Outer Hebrides.
Kristi Herbert, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Parks and gardens


Forth Bridge, City of Edinburgh
Forth Bridge, City of Edinburgh.
Wikimedia Commons, user George Gastin / CC BY-SA 3.0


Other man made landmarks

Wallace Monument, Stirling
Wallace Monument, Stirling.
Wikimedia Commons, user Finaly McWalter / CC BY-SA 3.0

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