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Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Crail, Scotland.

Crail probably dates from at least as far back as the Pictish period, as the place-name includes the Pictish/Brythonic element caer, ‘fort’, and there is a Dark Age cross-slab preserved in the parish kirk, itself dedicated to the early holy … Continuă lectura

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Melrose Abbey Gargoyle, Melrose, Scotland.

St Mary’s Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks on the request of King David I of Scotland, and was the … Continuă lectura

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Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Balmoral has been one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the estate and its original castle were purchased privately by Prince … Continuă lectura

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St. Andrews, Scotland.

St Andrews is a former royal burgh on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, named after Saint Andrew the Apostle. The town is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and … Continuă lectura

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Elgin Cathedral , Scotland.

Elgin Cathedral is a historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. The cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was established in 1224 on land granted by King Alexander II outside the burgh of Elgin and close to the River Lossie. … Continuă lectura

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Oban, Scotland.

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Despite its small size, it is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William and during the tourist season the town can play host to up … Continuă lectura

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Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland.

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Culzean Castle, Scotland.

Culzean Castle is a castle near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The … Continuă lectura

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