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Cities/Towns/Places of Scotland:

Anstruther
Crail
Isle of Skye
Kelso
Oban
Old Man of Storr
Portree
Uig


Ancient Abbeys/Cathedrals of Scotland:

Arbroath Abbey
Beauly Priory
Dryburgh Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Elgin Cathedral
Fortrose Cathedral
Holyrood Abbey
Jedburth Abbey
Kelso Abbey
Rosslyn Chapel
St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Conans Kirk
Sweetheart Abbey

Castles of Scotland:

Caerlaverock Castle
Cardoness Castle
Dunnottar Castle
Dunstaffnage Castle
Dunvegan Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
Greenknowe Tower
Hermitage Castle
Hume Castle
Kilchurn Castle
Smailholm Tower
Spynie Palace
St. Andrews Castle
Threave Castle
Urquhart Castle
From north to south, and east to west, Scotland is blessed with beautiful scenery. The Scottish Borders have beautiful rolling hills and the Scottish Highlands beautiful, tall mountains that dip down to deep lochs. Scotland is also famous for its many ancient and medieval ruins of abbeys, cathedrals, and castles. This page has photos of all of these taken during a month long tour of Scotland. You can enjoy TheWorldinLight photos of Scotland with a mouse rollover of the images below or by using the Slideshow. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of a Caerlaverock Castle in Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castle ruins in Scotland. It's outer walls as well as many of the internal room walls are still intact, making it one of the more fascinating set of castle ruins to epxlore in Scotland.

photo of the ruins of Dunnotar Castle in Scotland
Dunnottar Castle
Dunnotar Castle is situated in one of the most dramatic settings of any castle in Scotland. Perched on a high outcropping of rock, it is surrounded on three sides by the North Sea. It is also a very well preserved set of ancient ruins, with many buildings to see and explore.

photo of the ruins of Dryburgh Abbeyy in the Scottish Borders
Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh Abbey is considered one of the top four most beautiful set of ancient abbey ruins in the Scottish Borders. It is well worth the time to explore

photo of the Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle
Although not so old and certainly not as fascinating as its reputation might imply, Edinburgh Castle is one of the major tourist attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland.

photo of Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle resides in a very scenic location in the Scottish Highlands very near the bridge from the mainland to the Isle of Skye.

photo of the ruins of Elgin Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands
Elgin Cathedral
The beautiful ruins of Elgin Cathedral are located about 40 miles east of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.

photo of Greenknowe Tower in Scotland
Greenknowe Tower
Greenknowe Tower is a very good example of a middle ages tower house. Castle-like, these are defensive homes built by Scottish nobles, aristocrats, and the wealthy.

a photo of Hermitage Castle
Hermitage Castle
Hermitage Castle is a well-preserved castle in an isolated location in the Scottish Borders. It's location is roughly mid-way between Melrose and Dumfries. It's imposing outer walls and fairly well-preserved interior makes it one of the more fun castles to explore.

a photo of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Abbey
The ruins of Holyrood Abbey, along with Edinburgh Castle, are two major tourist sites in Edinburgh Scotland. They reside at opposite ends of the famous Royal Mile, which is a teeming, interesting main street of Edinburgh.

photo of the Isle of Iona in Scotland
Isle of Iona
The Isle of Iona has been a place of religious retreat for many centuries and has been the home of the Iona Abbey since the 9th century. Artifacts from that era survive there to this day. The island is now still visited by people on retreats and by many tourists. From the Scottish mainland, tours depart by ferry first to the Isle of Mull. After traversing the width of the Isle of Mull, another ferry departs for Iona. A full one day tour in that way allows both a quick tour of Mull and the Isle of Iona.

photo of the Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is arguably the most famous destination in Scotland. Or, perhaps, that part of Scotland best known for its rugged highland scenery.

photo of Oban, Scotland
Portree, Scotland
Portree, Scotland is a scenic and pleasant little fishing village on the Isle of Skye. It makes for a great location to spend a few days while branching out to explore the Isle. It's a very quick and easy drive to the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, two popular hiking locations.

photo of Uig, Scotland on the Isle of Skye
Uig, Scotland
Uig, Scotland is another scenic fishing village on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It's located at the northern end of the Trotternish Peninsula, part of the eastern portion of the Isle.

photo of the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey is another of the top four beautiful and ancient abbey ruins located in the south of Scotland, an area known as The Borders.

photos of Kilchurn Castle in the Scottish Highlands
Kilchurn Castle
The ruins of Kilchurn Castle are located in the Scottish Highlands about 23 miles east of Oban overlooking Loch Awe.

photo of Melrose Abbey
Cups
Melrose Abbey is another of the beautiful ancient abbeys in the Borders of Scotland. This beautiful abbey, although in ruins, still retains many of its beautifully carved stone faces on its walls.

photo of Oban, Scotland
Oban, Scotland
Oban is a pleasant little fishing village on the western side of Scotland. It makes for an excellent base from which to explore the Isle of Mull and the Isle of Iona. Dunstaffnage and Kilchurn Castles are also nearby.

photo of Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel deserves to be famous for its own merits. It's too bad it took a faddish novel to make it so. The interior stone walls of Rosslyn Chapel have a higher density of beautiful carvings of any structure anywhere. It is all quite spectacular. And this chapel is still used for Sunday services. beautiful.

photo of Smailholm Tower
Smailholm Tower
Smailholm Tower it thought to have been built in the 15th century. It is an example of a fortified house, also known as a tower house.

photo of St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Andrews, Scotland is famous for golf. But the town itself is a pleasant place to visit. The ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral are definitely worth a visit for lovers of history and ancient places.



photo of St. Andrews Castle
St. Andrews Castle
Right next to the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral are the ruins of . Utah. The color is mine.



photo of Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey is not only a beautiful set of ancient ruins. It also has a fascinating history. The wealthy Lady Devorgilla financed the abbey's construction after her husband died. She had his heart embalmed and carried it on a necklace for years to have his heart close to hers. She left orders that when she died, she was to be buried in the abbey with her husband's heart with her.

photo of Threave Castle
Threave Castle
Threave Castle sits on an island in the River Dee. It was built in the year 1369.



photo of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle is a huge tourist attraction - largely owing to its location on Loch Ness.

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