Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Index Photos

This index lists Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sites featured by Travel Photo Base limited mostly to cultural, historic and architectural locations. HES is a Scottish Government ministry dedicated to conserving Scottish heritage properties and treasures owned by the crown. Some HES sites are not included because they are natural preserves or away from the main locations visited by tourists. For a complete list check the organization's website.

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Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Antechamber at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Carved horse at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh Flying buttresses of Holyrood Abbey behind Holyrood Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland Gothic arches of Holyrood Abbey. Edinburgh, Scotland Formal entrance to Holyrood Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland
Linlithgow Palace Carved hexagonal fountain in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland Stag with wings on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland Carved niches over portal in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland
Blackness Castle Blackness Castle run as museum by Historic Scotland. Blackness, Scotland Mast tower over outer walls at Blackness Castle. Blackness, Scotland Pier at Blackness Castle. Blackness, Scotland
Seton Collegiate Church Seton Collegiate Church run as museum by Historic Scotland. Seton, Scotland Carving of head beside window at Seton Collegiate Church. Seton, Scotland Colors of glass window at Seton Collegiate Church. Seton, Scotland
Dirleton Castle Dirleton Castle shaped by rocks it stands upon. Dirleton, Scotland Entrance tower at Dirleton Castle. Dirleton, Scotland Gardens at Dirleton Castle. Dirleton, Scotland
Tantallon Castle & Bass Rock Tantallon Castle framed in ruins of walls. Scotland Mid towers at Tantallon Castle. Scotland Bass Rock with castle remains & 20thC lighthouse off Tantallon Castle. Scotland
Craigmillar Castle Tower house surrounded by walls at Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland Courtyard at Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland Entrance to house within Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland
Dumbarton Castle, Glasgow Dumbarton Castle on Rock of the Clyde which controls access to River Clyde. Glasgow, Scotland Governor's House built for John, 8th Earl of Cassilis on top of parapet at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland Duke of York's Battery at Dumbarton Castle. Glasgow, Scotland
Duff House Duff House run as a museum by Historic Scotland & National Galleries of Scotland. Banff, Scotland William Adam oval of boar hunters on North drawing room fireplace at Duff House. Banff, Scotland Portrait of Elizabeth Forbes, Mrs. Colin McKenzie of Portmore by Sir Henry Raeburn at Duff House. Banff, Scotland
Elgin Cathedral Elgin Cathedral & former church building run as a museum site by Historic Scotland. Elgin, Scotland East window at Elgin Cathedral. Elgin, Scotland Octagonal chapter house at Elgin Cathedral. Elgin, Scotland
Spynie Palace, Elgin Spynie Palace ruins of home of Bishops of Moray run as a museum by Historic Scotland. Elgin, Scotland Coats of Arms of three bishops who built palace on David's Tower at Spynie Palace. Elgin, Scotland Landscape around Spynie Palace. Elgin, Scotland
Fort George, Scotland Archway entrance to Fort George. Fort George, Scotland Governor's House & Artillery block over parade ground at Fort George. Fort George, Scotland Regimental Chapel of Seaforth & Camerons Highlanders at Fort George. Fort George, Scotland
Arbroath Abbey Ruins of remaining walls within Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland Stone tombstone shows death as skeleton talking to old woman at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland Copy of Declaration of Arbroath a declaration of Scottish independence submitted to Pope John XXII at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland
St Vigeans Museum, Arbroath, Scotland Stone cottages surrounding St Vigeans Church. Arbroath, Scotland Pictish cross-slab detail of animals at St Vigeans Museum. Arbroath, Scotland Stone with Pictish double disk & Z-rod symbol at St Vigeans Museum. Arbroath, Scotland
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum Pictish carvings at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum run by Historic Scotland. Meigle, Scotland Pictish cross-slab with strips showing mounted huntsmen, warriors, Vanora execution scene , centaur & beast biting ox at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland Pictish architectural frieze detail of half-woman / half-fish siren at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland
St Andrews Cathedral St Rule's Tower ruins of church built prior to St Andrews Cathedral. St Andrews, Scotland Western tower ruins of nave of St Andrews Cathedral. St Andrews, Scotland Grave monument for Tommy the golfer at St Andrews Cathedral. St Andrews, Scotland
St Andrews Castle St Andrews Castle run as a museum by Historic Scotland. St Andrews, Scotland Stoneware detail of corner tower at St Andrews Castle. St Andrews, Scotland View of town & cathedral towers from St Andrews Castle. St Andrews, Scotland
Elcho Castle, Perth Elcho Castle & cottage. Perth, Scotland River Tay at Elcho Castle. Perth, Scotland Kitchen chimney at Elcho Castle. Perth, Scotland
Huntingtower Castle, Perth Huntingtower Castle run as a museum by Historic Scotland. Perth, Scotland Painted ceiling detail at Huntingtower Castle. Perth, Scotland Parapet steps around Huntingtower Castle. Perth, Scotland
Stanley Mills, Stanley, Scotland Stanley Mills former factory run as a museum by Historic Scotland. Stanley, Scotland Factory structures at Stanley Mills. Stanley, Scotland Weigh scale at Stanley Mills. Stanley, Scotland
Dunfermline Abbey Palace ruins & oldest nave section at Dunfermline Abbey both run as museum by Historic Scotland. Dunfermline, Scotland Nave column with carved arrowheads in Dunfermline Abbey. Dunfermline, Scotland Central tower with words "King Robert the Bruce" installed after his tomb discovered during construction of Dunfermline New Abbey Church. Dunfermline, Scotland
Stirling Castle Stirling Castle seen from Old Town Cemetery. Stirling, Scotland Painted ceiling in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland
Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral & tower visitable under Historic Scotland. Dunblane, Scotland Choir section of Dunblane Cathedral looking back through rood screen. Dunblane, Scotland Carved bat on Medieval choir stall at Dunblane Cathedral. Dunblane, Scotland
Doune Castle Lord's tower at Doune Castle. Doune, Scotland Great Hall at Doune Castle. Doune, Scotland Lord's Hall fireplace at Doune Castle. Doune, Scotland
Edzell Castle Edzell Castle garden with summerhouse run as a museum by Historic Scotland. Brechin, Scotland Arms of Sir David Lindsay & wife Dame Isabel Forbes who built garden wall at Edzell Castle. Brechin, Scotland West range ruins at Edzell Castle. Brechin, Scotland
Melrose Abbey Gothic details of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland Northern aspect of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland Ancient abbey floor tiles in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland
Dryburgh Abbey Dryburgh Abbey north transept used for Sir Walter Scott's grave. Scotland James II of King of Scots carved on King James obelisk at Dryburgh Abbey. Scotland Vault boss carved with St. Andrew on saltire cross at Dryburgh Abbey. Scotland
Jedburgh Abbey Jedburgh Abbey ruins run as museum by Historic Scotland. Jedburgh, Scotland Transept tower & nave walls at Jedburgh Abbey. Jedburgh, Scotland Unicorn atop Jedburgh Jubilee Fountain. Jedburgh, Scotland
Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh Coat of arms over entrance at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland Mary Queen of Scots hand-painted death mask at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland Paintings of people in life of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland
Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower run as museum by Historic Scotland Red stone entrance arch at Smailholm Tower. Scotland Spiral staircase at Smailholm Tower. Scotland
Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey Sweetheart Abbey ruins run as museum by Historic Scotland. New Abbey, Scotland Transept structure at Sweetheart Abbey. New Abbey, Scotland Gothic nave arches ruins at Sweetheart Abbey. New Abbey, Scotland
New Abbey Corn Mill New Abbey Corn Mill run as museum by Historic Scotland. New Abbey, Scotland Waterwheel at New Abbey Corn Mill. New Abbey, Scotland Grinding wheels at New Abbey Corn Mill. New Abbey, Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle Caerlaverock Castle run as museum by Historic Scotland. Caerlaverock, Scotland Tower crenellation details at Caerlaverock Castle. Caerlaverock, Scotland Arms & symbolic figures in facade pediments of Nithsdale Lodging at Caerlaverock Castle. Caerlaverock, Scotland
Maclellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright Maclellan's Castle run as museum by Historic Scotland. Kirkcudbright, Scotland Interior of Great Chamber at Maclellan's Castle. Kirkcudbright, Scotland Flower at Maclellan's Castle. Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Threave Castle Threave Castle tower house on island. Threave, Scotland Boat which ferries visitors to Threave Castle. Threave, Scotland Upper interior ranges at Threave Castle. Threave, Scotland
Cardoness Castle Cardoness Castle run as museum by Historic Scotland Fireplace & salt storage niche to right in Great hall of tower house at Cardoness Castle. Scotland View of Fleet Estuary from Cardoness Castle. Scotland

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