Historic attractions, landmarks and places to visit in Scotland

If there's one thing we could really go on and on about, it's Scotland's history. But don't worry, it is certainly not boring - it's just that it stretches back thousands and thousands of years, meaning there is plenty to cover! Behind the famous buildings in Scotland there are some great stories - which hopefully you'll hear when you visit these Scottish heritage sites.

The American Monument is a memorial to the hundreds of American servicemen who were killed when two troop ships, lost off Islay in 1918.

Image: American Monument

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Famous Scottish Landmarks and Historic Monuments

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