Barra


Barra is an island in the Outer Hebrides and the second southernmost inhabited island there, after the adjacent island of Vatersay to which it is connected by a short causeway.
In 2011, the population was 1,174.
The area of Barra is roughly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi). The main village is Castlebay (Bàgh a’ Chaisteil).

The west of the island has white sandy beaches backed by shell-sand, machair and the east has numerous rocky inlets.

Kisimul Castle at Castlebay is on a rock in the bay, giving the village its name.
A smaller medieval tower house, Dun Mhic Leoid, can be found in the middle of Loch St Clare on the west side of the island at Tangasdale.

The highest elevation on the island is Heaval, halfway up which is a prominent white marble statue of the Madonna and Child, called “Our Lady of the Sea”, which was erected during the Marian year of 1954.
The predominant faith on the island is Catholicism and the Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea is immediately apparent to all who arrive at Castlebay.

Other places of interest on the island include a ruined church and museum at Cille Bharra, a number of Iron Age brochs such as those at Dùn Chuidhir and An Dùn Bàn, and a range of other Iron Age and later structures which have recently been excavated and recorded.
 

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Isle of Mull


Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland in the council area of Argyll and Bute.

With an area of 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi) Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island and the fourth largest island surrounding Great Britain.
In the 2011 census the usual resident population of Mull was 2,800 a slight increase on the 2001 figure of 2,667; in the summer this is supplemented by many tourists.
Much of the population lives in Tobermory, the only burgh on the island until 1973, and its capital.

Tobermory is also home to Mull’s only single malt Scotch whisky distillery.
 

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Neist Point


Neist Point is the most westerly point on the Duirinish peninsula on the Isle of Skye.
It projects into The Minch and provides a walk and viewpoint.
 
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Duke’s Pass


Aberfoyle has become the alternative route to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine; this road, known as the Duke’s Road or Duke’s Pass, was opened to the public in 1931 when the Forestry Commission acquired the land.

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Machrie Moor Stone Circles


Machrie Moor Stone Circles is the collective name for six stone circles visible on Machrie Moor near the settlement of Machrie on the Isle of Arran.
Around 1 kilometer to the west is the remains of the Moss Farm Road Stone Circle, (Machrie Moor 10).
 
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Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar


Set of the eastern edge of Scotland’s spectacular Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar spans 25,000 of breathtaking Highland scenery. From rugged heather moorland to towering Caledonian pine forests to the majestic River Dee. This is a destination for exploring the best of natural Scotland.

 

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Torren Lochan


Torren Lochan is the place where Hagrid’s Hut was built for the film Prisoner of Azkaban.

 
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Smailholm Tower


Smailholm Tower is a peel tower at Smailholm, around five miles (8 km) west of Kelso.
Its dramatic situation, atop a crag of Lady Hill, commands wide views over the surrounding countryside.
Is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of Historic Scotland.
In June 2007 it was awarded the maximum “five-star” status as a tourist attraction from VisitScotland, a rating bestowed on only eight other sites in Scotland.
 
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Carrbridge


Carrbridge is a village in Badenoch and Strathspey.
It lies off the A9 road on the A938 road, west of Skye of Curr, southeast of Findhom Bridge, near Bogroy.
It has the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands and the nearby ancient pine forest contains the Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

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Fairy Pools


The Fairy Pools are a natural waterfall phenomenon in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye.
The Fairy Pools are a popular location for walkers.
It is about a 20-minute walk to the Fairy Pools from the Glen Brittle car park.
 
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