Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

This evening, I am posting images and information on five important World Heritage Sites in Scotland.

Orkney

Orkney, in the north of Scotland, contains one of the richest surviving Neolithic (New Stone Age) landscapes in N.W.Europe. Sites include Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stennes and Maes Howe.

Skara Brae Neolithic Village

Antonine Wall

About one hundred miles north of Hadrian’s Wall and stretched across what is now Scotland between modern-day Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Built on order of Emperor, Antoninus Pius and for about forty years was the northern frontier of the Roman Empire.

Antonine Wall at Rough Castle.

Antonine Wall at Seabegs Wood, Bonnybridge

Barr Hill Roman Fort, Twechar.

Forth Rail Bridge

Opened in 1890 when it had one of the longest bridge spans in the world and also ranked as the world’s first major mild steel structure.

Forth Rail Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Old and New Towns

Comprises contrasting medieval Old Town with 18th Georgian architecture in the New Town.

Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town.

George Street in Edinburgh New Town

New Lanark

A restored 18th century Cotton Mill which ranked as the largest in Scotland in it’s day.Management was renowned for enlightened and pioneering practices.

Cotton Spinning at New Lanark.

Falls of Clyde at New Lanark

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