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  • Aberdour Castle guide

    Aberdour Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    The official souvenir guide for the fascinating Aberdour Castle. This remarkable castle is steeped in history — its oldest part was built around th...

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  • Arbroath Abbey Guidebook

    Arbroath Abbey Guidebook

    £1.50

    Read the official souvenir guide to Arbroath Abbey, a location of great historical significance. Built in 1178 by King William the Lion and consecr...

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    £1.50
  • Arnol Blackhouse Guidebook

    Arnol Blackhouse Guidebook

    £4.00

    For generations in rural Scotland, many lived in ‘blackhouses’, which were long thatched constructions where man and beast lived together under the...

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  • Balvenie Castle Guidebook

    Balvenie Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    This official guide uncovers the rich history behind Balvenie Castle. It was first built by the powerful Comyn family in the 12th Century, but fell...

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  • Blackness Castle Guidebook

    Blackness Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Blackness Castle is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’, due to its nautical appearance. Learn its rich history with this official souvenir guide...

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  • Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace Guidebook

    Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace Guidebook

    £2.50

    Let this guide take you through the history of the Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace. Set in near the River Awe, in the heart of Argyll's rich woodland,...

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  • Caerlaverock Castle guide  - French and German

    Caerlaverock Castle guide leaflet - Various Languages

    £1.00

    The official visitor’s guide paints a colourful picture of this great medieval stronghold for French or German-speaking visitors. Caerlaverock Cast...

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  • Caerlaverock Castle Guidebook

    Caerlaverock Castle Guidebook

    £4.00

    An official souvenir guide which paints a colourful picture of this Maxwell Clan stronghold. Caerlaverock Castle’s design is both curious and aston...

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  • Cairnpapple Hill Guidebook

    Cairnpapple Hill Guidebook

    £2.50

    Cairnpapple Hill is a classic and well-preserved site that provides a fascinating look into the prehistoric spirituality of the British Isles. It h...

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  • Cardoness Castle and Carsluith Castle Guidebook

    Cardoness Castle and Carsluith Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Both Cardoness and Carsluith Castles are testaments to the differing lives of medieval nobility around the Galloway Coast. This official souvenir g...

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  • Clan and Castle

    Clan and Castle

    £7.99

    Scotland’s clan history is central to its identity. The shared kinship groups from Gaelic tradition are best known for the romantic picture painted...

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    £7.99
  • Clava Cairns guide leaflet

    Clava Cairns guide leaflet

    £1.00

    The official visitors guide to Clava Cairns - English language edition. On a gravel terrace above the River Nairn stands one of Scotland’s most evo...

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  • Corgarff Castle Guidebook

    Corgarff Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Corgarff Castle is a small yet beautiful site in the Aberdeenshire moorland. The main tower still stands, although many of the outbuildings are sad...

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  • Craigmillar Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    This official souvenir guide tells the story of Craigmillar Castle, an attractive and well-preserved site just outside Edinburgh. Craigmillar Castl...

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  • Craignethan Castle Guidebook

    Craignethan Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Craignethan Castle’s location was chosen for strategic reasons. Surrounded by steep gorges on three of its sides, the castle was spectacularly easy...

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  • Crichton Castle Guidebook

    Crichton Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    This unique and intricate castle has a unique and intricate history, which is expertly retold in this official souvenir guide. Crichton Castle was ...

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  • Crossraguel Abbey Guidebook

    Crossraguel Abbey Guidebook

    £2.50

    Crossraguel Abbey was founded in 1250, as a sister to Paisley Abbey. Construction was funded by a generous donation to the church by the Earl of Ca...

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  • Dallas Dhu distillery Guidebook

    Dallas Dhu Distillery Guidebook

    £4.00

    Dallas Dhu whisky distillery closed in 1983, less than 100 years after it opened. But today, the building remains largely unchanged, with machinery...

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    £4.00
  • Dirleton Castle Guidebook

    Dirleton Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dirleton Castle has a full and varied history which is celebrated and explained in this official souvenir guide. The castle was originally owned by...

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  • Discover Edinburgh Castle - Guide

    Discover Edinburgh Castle - Guide

    £5.00

    The stories behind Edinburgh Castle are fascinating. Who lived here? Who died here? And how did they protect themselves from attack? learn more fro...

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    £5.00
  • Doune Castle Guidebook Italian
    £1.00
  • Doune Castle Guidebook

    Doune Castle Guidebook

    £4.00

    Doune Castle is unusual, chiefly because it is known to have been a stronghold site since Roman times. The castle as it currently stands is believe...

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    £4.00
  • Dryburgh Abbey Guidebook

    Dryburgh Abbey Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dryburgh Abbey’s history starts in 1150. It was the first Premonstratensian abbey to take root in Scotland. Though it may not have reached the same...

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  • Duff House guide

    Duff House guide

    £5.00

    The construction of Duff House was fraught with mounting budgets, frayed tempers and lawsuits. As a result, the plans of the great architect Willia...

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  • Dumbarton Castle Guidebook

    Dumbarton Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dumbarton Castle is built on a site that has been significant for over 1,500 years. Strategically placed on an outcrop of volcanic rock, it lies wh...

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  • Dunblane Cathedral Guidebook

    Dunblane Cathedral Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dunblane Cathedral is a popular visitor attraction, and very much at the local community's heart. Explore the history of the cathedral across 32 il...

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  • Dundrennan Abbey Guidebook

    Dundrennan Abbey Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dundrennan Abbey dates back to 1142, when it was founded by Fergus, Lord of Galloway. It was home to white-robed Cistercian monks, and two further ...

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  • Dunfermline Abbey and Palace Guidebook

    Dunfermline Abbey and Palace Guidebook

    £2.50

    The abbey at Dunfermline has a vast history that stretches back to the 11th century. The site was first developed as a small priory, but was then e...

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  • Dunstaffnage Castle Guidebook

    Dunstaffnage Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Dunstaffnage Castle has a lot of history to offer. One of Scotland’s oldest stone castles, it was built when Scotland and Norway were vying for pow...

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  • Edinburgh Castle Guidebook

    Edinburgh Castle Guidebook

    £6.00

    Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, atop a rocky outcrop in the heart of Scotland’s capital. One of the oldest structures of its type, the site...

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    £6.00
  • Edzell Castle Guidebook

    Edzell Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    This official souvenir guide tells the story of Edzell Castle, a traditional 16th century tower-house. This structure saw very little fighting and ...

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  • Elcho Castle Guidebook

    Elcho Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    This attractive, illustrated guide tells the history of Elcho Castle, and explains the origins of the castle’s owners. Elcho is a wonderfully prese...

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  • Elgin Cathedral guide

    Elgin Cathedral guide

    £4.00

    Elgin Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, and has provided inspiration for many artists. The imposing sandstone ruin ...

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  • Fort George Guidebook

    Fort George Guidebook

    £1.50

    Fort George is a fascinating feature of Moray Firth, still used by the British Army to this day. This fine example of military architecture was bui...

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  • Glasgow Cathedral Guidebook

    Glasgow Cathedral Guidebook

    £4.00

    This engrossing official souvenir guide takes you to the beautifully preserved Glasgow Cathedral. Built in the late 12th century, this fine example...

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  • Glenluce Abbey guide leaflet
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    Glenluce Abbey guide leaflet

    £1.00

    The official visitors guide to Glenluce Abbey - English language edition. Founded after a local war by Roland, Lord of Galloway, Glenluce Abbey ena...

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  • Hackness Battery and Martello Tower guide leaflet

    Hackness Battery and Martello Tower guide leaflet

    £1.00

    The official visitors guide to Hackness Battery and Martello Tower - English language edition. This coastal gun battery was built in 1813, when Bri...

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  • Hermitage Castle Guidebook
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    Hermitage Castle Guidebook

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    On the Scottish-English border, Hermitage Castle occupied a crucial position for many years. This official souvenir guide provides authoritative in...

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  • Huntingtower Castle Guidebook

    Huntingtower Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    Built in the 15th century, Huntingtower Castle has been home to fine art, unique architecture and high betrayal. This lavishly illustrated guide ex...

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  • Huntly Castle Guidebook

    Huntly Castle Guidebook

    £4.00

    In 1190, the earls of Fife built a stronghold to guard a river crossing from rival families. During its 400 year story the stronghold would become ...

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  • Inchcolm Abbey and Island Guidebookbook

    Inchcolm Abbey and Island Guidebookbook

    £3.00

    From Alexander the Fierce to World War Two, Inchcolm Abbey’s story is an amazing insight into Scotland’s history. Founded by the decree of a king s...

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    £3.00
  • Inchmahome Priory Guidebook

    Inchmahome Priory Guidebook

    £2.50

    As an English invasion loomed, young Mary Queen of Scots was rushed into hiding at Inchmahome Priory for her safety. Discover the same idyllic envi...

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  • Iona Abbey and Nunnery Guidebook

    Iona Abbey and Nunnery Guidebook

    £5.00

    From St Columba to the Protestant Reformation via Viking incursions, Iona Abbey’s story is told in this wonderful guide. Iona is a name that will r...

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  • Iona Abbey guide leaflet - Various Languages

    Iona Abbey guide leaflet - Various Languages

    £1.00

    The official visitor’s guide brings to life this sacred place for French, German, Spanish and Italian-speaking visitors. Iona is a name that will r...

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    £1.00
  • Jarlshof Guidebook

    Jarlshof Guidebook

    £2.50

    Jarlshof’s story stretches back thousands of years to ancient Scotland, and this illustrated guide explains the history of one of Scotland’s oldest...

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  • Jedburgh Abbey Guidebook

    Jedburgh Abbey Guidebook

    £4.00

    Jedburgh Abbey stands as one of Scotland’s most elegant examples of 12th century architecture. Originally built by King David I, and restored by th...

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    £4.00
  • Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle Guidebook

    Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle Guidebook

    £2.50

    One is a ruined but imposing stronghold, the other an attractive 16th century residence – and both share a history of revolt and uprisings. This il...

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  • Kinneil House guide leaflet

    Kinneil House guide leaflet

    £1.00

    The official visitors guide to Kinneil House - English language edition. Kinneil House was the country base for the powerful Hamilton family for 60...

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    £1.00