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As an unashamed history geek with a passion for medieval ruins, standing stones and burial cairns Scotland is my idea of heaven. I could wax lyrical all day about the amazing historical sites I've visited so far.
A few of of my favourites are:
- Dunadd Hill Fort by Kilmartin Glen - If pushed to choose I'd say this was my favourite historical site in Scotland. It's hugely atmospheric.
- Callanish standing stones on the Isle of Lewis - another truly magical place
- Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran another stunning Neolithic site with huge, towering stones
- Smailholm Tower in the Scottish Borders as pretty as a picture
- Hermitage Castle another Borders favourite. Creepy, ominous looking and awe inspiring
- Kildalton on the Isle of Islay - a beautifully well preserved medieval cross and medieval knight grave slabs
- Isle of Iona - a history geek's dream with the abbey a medieval graveyard where Macbeth lies buried in a now unknown spot, celtic crosses and nunnery ruins
- Isle of Ulva - beautiful and hauntingly sad clearance village ruins in a perfect, unspoiled setting
- The Hill O Many Stanes in Caithness. France has Carnac we have Carnac light. Smaller scale but equally fascinating
- Lastly and I could go on and on and on but I won't Auchindrain Township by Inveraray. A perfectly preserved historic township which gives a glimpse of what life was like living in small Highland village communities right up to the early years of the 20th century.
What's your favourite?
I'm a Scottish travel blogger and freelance writer with an extensive knowledge of travelling in Scotland. I'm always on the road exploring my wonderful country. I love remote places, history and the great outdoors.