Whether you are visiting Scotland or just want that special day out, there are many
spectacular Historic Buildings which you can’t afford to miss.
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Perched high on an extinct volcanic outcrop, Edinburgh Castle is an evocative landmark
with a fascinating history spanning 3000 years and was the residence of many Scottish
Kings and Queens. It offers splendid panoramic views of the city and is home to the
Scottish Crown Jewels. You can see the room where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth
to James VI and I, the first ruler of both Scotland and England. If you see one thing
in Scotland, make it this fascinating beautiful castle.
Stirling is one of Scotland's oldest towns. Its original inhabitants lived at the
foot of what is now the castle rock. Later, the Romans occupied the strategic castle
hill. The town was granted a Royal Charter in the 12th century and became one of
the most important towns of medieval Scotland. A visit to Stirling Castle is an essential
part of any visit to Scotland. Its location alone rivals even Edinburgh Castle for
sheer magnificence as it sits on its high volcanic rock. The castle overlooks some
of the most important battlefields in Scotland's history including where William
Wallace defeated the English in 1297 and Robert the Bruce's defeat of the same foe
Thanks to the Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, thousands have been making their way
to Rosslyn Chapel in the hamlet of Roslin. The Midlothian church was highlighted
in the novel and was used in the blockbuster movie. In The Da Vinci Code, Brown claims
the Holy Grail was once hidden at Rosslyn and that the descendents of Jesus and Mary
Magdalene can be traced to the gothic chapel. The Rosslyn Chapel has always roused
much discussion and speculation, various authors have claimed to show that Rosslyn
is the resting place for a range of esoteric artefacts including The Holy Grail,
the Ark of the Covenant, the lost Scrolls of the Temple and even the real version
of Scotland's own Stone of Destiny.
Melrose Abbey is probably the most famous ruin in Scotland. It was founded by David
I around 1136 as a Cistercian abbey but was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English
army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church date largely from the early 15th
century and are of an elegance unsurpassed in Scotland. The charm of this celebrated
structure is breathtaking and it well deserves its reputation. Its noble columns,
windows and arches are of exquisite beauty. Many of the monarchs of Scotland are
buried here and recently the heart of Robert Bruce was reburied in the grounds after
it was discovered in its original lead container.
Balmoral is today best known as a royal residence, the summer retreat of Queen Elizabeth
II. Its history as a royal residence dates back to 1848, when the house was leased
to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by the trustees of Sir Robert Gordon. Prince
Albert immediately started making plans with William Smith to extend the existing
15th century castle, and make a new and bigger castle fit for the royal family. The
new building Prince Albert ordered to be built within a hundred yards of the old
castle was planned and designed partly by himself and completed in 1856. Along with
Sandringham House, Balmoral is the private property of the Queen.