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Assynt Visitor Centre
Highlands
Main St, Lochinver
Tel. 0 1571 844 330
Open: daily, 9.30-5pm, in summer on Sun, 10am-4pm; sometimes closed for lunch 1-1.30pm
Local attractions; telescopes with view of Loch seabirds; local herony cameras; Visitor Information Centre
Web: Assynt

Assynt Visitor Centre
Highlands
Visitor info; bird viewing and more
Main St, Lochinver, Sutherland
Tel. 0 1571 844 330
Open: not given
Local attractions; visitor information centre; reference library on natural history, geology, and local history; information on walks and boat trips; upper floor has telescopes for viewing seabirds on Loch Inver and CCTV of local heronry; base for Highland council ranger service
Web: Assynt

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Dean’s Shortbread Factory
Grampian (Aberdeenshire and Moray)
Huntley
Tel. 0 1466 792086
Open: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 10am-4pm (factory production weekdays for viewing)
Visitors to the factory will learn about shortbread’s history, the history of Dean’s (the No.1 Scottish retail brand) and watch the shortbread being made. Café/bistro, visitor centre, shop
Web: Dean’s

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Equestrian Monument
The Borders
At northern end of the High St. in Hawick
On the A7
Monument commemorates the Hornshole Skirmish of 1514, which avenged the loss of the entire Hawick contingent at Flodden Field

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Falkirk Wheel
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Lime Rd
Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS
Off the B816
Tel. 0 8700 500 208
Open: Visitor centre Feb-end March, Mon-Fri, 10am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun until 6pm; April-end July daily 9.30am-6pm; Aug Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat and Sun until 7pm; Sep-end Oct, daily 9.30am-6pm;
One hour boat trips five times day, different hours depending on time year—check website
Rotating boat wheel joins Union canal; visitor centre with interactive displays and viewing gallery; information on Scotland canal network and remains of Roman Antonine wall; boat trips; café, shop; adventure playground; basin trail; car park 10 minute walk, fee charged
Web: Falkirk Wheel

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre
Highlands
Ord Place, Lairg, Sutherland
Tel. 0 1549 402 160
Open: April-end Oct, daily, 10am-4pm; in July and Aug until 5pm
Tourist info centre; interactive displays, exhibitions; video on native woodlands; AV of natural and archaelogical history of area; information on wildlife, conservation and archaeological sites in the area; shop; café; picnic area; forest walks; children's play area; archaeological trail up Ord Hill; parking

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Glenfinnan Monument
Highlands
On the A830, 18.5 miles (30km) west of Fort William
Tel. 0 1397 722 250
Open: site open daily all year; Visitor Centre open April-end Oct, daily 10am-5pm; July-end Aug, daily, 9:30am-5.30pm; Nov, weekends only, 10am-4pm
National Trust for Scotland property; erected in 1815 in tribute to the MacDonalds who fought and died for Bonnie Prince Charlie; displays and AV program; shop, snack bar

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Lochcarron Knitting mill
Borders
Waverley Mill, Dunsdale Rd, Selkirk
Tel. 0 1750 726 100
Open: visitor centre, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; tours, Mon-Thu, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm or by appointment
Visitor Centre at manufacturing centre for Highland dress; tours of 21st century mill; visitors can follow production of their clan tartan from the yarn dyeing to the finished kilt; shop; café; parking
Web: Lochcarron Knitting Mill

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Nelson Monument
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Carlton Hill, Edinburgh
Tel. none given
Open: April-Sep, Mon, 1-6pm; Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Oct-March, Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm
Monument to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805; designed by architect Robert Burn; built 1807-1815. time ball lowered when 1pm gun fired from Edinburgh castle daily; 143 step climb to top for far reaching views

Nelson’s Monument
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Tel. 0 131 529 3393
Open: April-Sep, Mon, 1-6; Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Oct-March, Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm
106 ft. tall, tiered, circular tower with viewing gallery (143 steps) provides panorama of Edinburgh.

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Orkney Brewery Visitor Centre
Orkney Isles
Quoyloo, Stromness; one mile from Skara Brae
Tel. 0 1856 841 777
Open: March–Oct, 10.30am-4pm; also open for tours by prior arrangement during off season
Tours of brewery; make of bottled and cask ales; café; shop selling brewery products and local arts and crafts; parking
Web: Sinclair Breweries

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Pencil
Ayrshire and Isle of Arran
On Bowen Craig at the southern end of Largs, North Ayrshire, on the A78
This monument, which looks like a pencil, commemorates the defeat of a Viking fleet at this spot in 1263.

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Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh
Tel. 0131 555 5566 (information and booking line)
Open: year round, daily except Christmas and New Year; Jan,Feb, March, Nov, Dec, 10am-3.30pm; April, May, June, Sep, Oct, 10am-4.30pm; July, Aug, 9.30am-4.30pm; closes 1.5 hours after last admission; pre-book tickets for a specific date in August; other times not necessary to pre-book
Former Royal Yacht with most of the rooms open for viewing; adjacent visitor centre; shop
Web: Royal Yacht Britannia

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Scott Monument
Edinburgh and the Lothians
East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Tel. 0 131 529 3993
Open: April-end Sep, Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm; Oct-end March, Mon-Sat, 9am-3pm; Sun, 10am-3pm
200 ft high neo-Gothic spire with 64 statuettes of Scott’s novels’ characters; four platforms (287 steps by narrow stairs to the top)with views over Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament Buildings
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Edinburgh City
Tel. 0 131 348 5200
Open: Tue-Thu, 9am-6.30pm; Mon, Fri and all weekdays during recess: April-Sep, 10am-5.30pm; Oct-March, 10am-4pm; Sat and PH, 11am-5.30pm; contact for details
See Parliament in action or take a tour; exhibition; café; shop
Web: Scottish Parliament

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Titan Crane
Greater Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
Clydebank, Glasgow
Open:
'A' listed crane built in 1907; oldest, at 100 years, of its kind in the world, refurbished and restored; was used in the fitting out of ships, including Cunard liners and battleships; views from the top of Clydebank and Glasgow, the River Clyde, and the surrounding countryside

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Waterloo Monument
The Borders
3 miles (5km) north of Jedburgh by the A68, then B6400
Prominently sited monument that commemorates Wellington’s victory of 1815; views over the countryside

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