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Historic Sites in Scotland

While it is often thought that Scottish history began with the Jacobites, there are thousands of much older historic sites and attractions in Scotland. These include Neolithic Standing stones[?] and Stone Circles[?], Bronze Age settlements, Iron Age Brochs and Crannogs, Pictish stones, Roman forts and camps, Viking settlements, Mediaeval castles, and early Christian settlements. Scotland also played an important role in the development of the modern world, and there are many are industrial heritage sites and museums. A few of the best known are listed below:
Neolithic sites

Pictish stones and museums

Roman sites

Castles, Abbeys and Historic Houses

Historic sites and battles

Social History

The National Museum of Scotland[?] in Edinburgh has the largest collection of historic artifacts, but there are many other smaller museums in Scotland with important collections. See also History of Scotland and Tourism in Scotland.

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