Scotland&'s sixth wonder is named
Did you know that Scotland is home to six official world heritage wonders? The most recently named in the line-up of Scottish UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the iconic Forth Bridge. The world-famous, 125-year-old railway bridge spans the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland and connects Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife. When it was constructed it was one of the most ambitious projects of its kind and took eight years to build. You can see the impressive cantilever bridge on a walking tour of the John Muir Way, the Fife Coastal Path and the North Sea Trail.
Five other Scottish heritage wondersThe Forth Bridge joins Edinburgh Old and New Towns, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall and St Kilda among the boosted collection of Scottish World Heritage Sites. The Scottish capital of Edinburgh can be easily visited on a number of Edinburgh and the Lothians walking tours. Take you time to wonder the historic streets of this fabulous city. The Heart of Neolithic Orkney refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Mainland, one of the islands of Orkney. They comprise a series of important domestic and ritual monuments and make for the focus of many fascinating visits, walks and tours. You could explore this Scottish UNESCO World Heritage Site on an Orkney Walking and Wildlife holiday. New Lanark is located near Lanark, a town in the Clyde valley. It is an 18th century restored cotton mill village that was transformed under the management of Robert Owen. He greatly improved the conditions, facilities and services for the workers and their families and this led to many social improvements including progressive education, factory reform, more humane working practices and garden cities. You can find out more by visiting this major historic tourist attraction. The Antonine Wall is a stone and turf fortification built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. It was one of the biggest and most awe-inspiring building projects Scotland has ever seen. Areas of the wall still exist and you can see a section on the John Muir Way. The archipelago of St Kilda is the remotest part of Britain and lies 66km west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Its islands boast stunning cliffs and sea stacks that form the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe. The evacuation of its native population in 1930 brought to a close an extraordinary story of survival. You can visit St Kilda as part of an Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch holiday. We wonder what the seventh Scottish UNESCO World Heritage Site might be?
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