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By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2013
Domed Tunnel Entrance (Greenwich Side)
United Kingdom, England, Greenwich — Greenwich Foot Tunnel
This tunnel constructed by the London County Council was opened in August 1902. Sir John MacDougall chairman of the Council; Lord Monkswell vice chairman; Henry Clarke deputy chairman; Col F. Sheffield chairman bridges comm; J. E. Sears vice . . . — Map (db m68120) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — George Orwell House
George Orwell 1903 – 1950 writer lived here — Map (db m68124) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — House of John Keats
John Keats, poet, — lived in this house. — B: 1795. D: 1821. — Map (db m68125) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — London Wall
This is one of the most impressive surviving section of London's former city wall. The lower part, with its characteristic tile bonding courses, was built by the Romans around 200 AD. Its purpose may have been as much to control passage of . . . — Map (db m85846) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — The Battle of Britain Memorial
Front: The Battle of Britain Back: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few Winston Churchill — Map (db m85843) WM
United Kingdom, England, London — To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace
To The Immortal Memory Of SIR WILLIAM WALLACE Scottish Patriot Born at Elderslie Renfrewshire Circa 1270 A.D. Who From The Year 1296 Fought Dauntlessly In Defence Of His Country’s Liberty And Independence In The Face Of Fearful Odds . . . — Map (db m85736) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — Toll Gate House — Spaniards Gate
This eighteenth century building was erected to collect tolls from those passing through the western entrance to the estates of the bishops of London — Map (db m68119) HM
United Kingdom, England, London — Trial of William Wallace — Westminster Hall
Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall, took place the trial of Sir William Wallace the Scottish Patriot on Monday, 23rd August 1305 — Map (db m85742) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cambridgeshire), Cambridge — Great St. Mary’s Datum
This disk marks the datum point from which in 1725 William Warren, Fellow of Trinity Hall, began to measure the one mile points along the roads from Cambridge at which were then set up the first true milestones in Britain since Roman . . . — Map (db m68118) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cambridgeshire), Molesworth — 303rd Bombardment Group (H) "Hells Angels" — Flew from this airfield — Station 107 Molesworth
Left Panel: 303rd Bomb Group (H) 8th Air Force Arrived UK - 12 Sep 42 First Combat Mission 17 Nov 42 Last Combat Mission 25 Apr 45 365 Combat Missions (The most of any 8AF B-17 Group) 10,721 Sorties - 378 Enemy aircraft . . . — Map (db m77892) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Camden), London — Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
In this house the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848 — Map (db m68122) HM
United Kingdom, England (Central London), London — Tower Hill Execution Site
To Commemorate the tragic history and in many cases the martyrdom of those who for the sake of their faith country or ideals staked their lives and lost. On this site more than 125 were put to death. The names of some of whom are recorded here. . . . — Map (db m78678) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cumberland), Burgh by Sands — King Edward I Statue
King Edward I died in Burgh-by-Sands on 7 July 1307 whilst leading a campaign against Robert the Bruce. He was laid in St. Michael's Church.
This plaque was unveiled by HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO on 3 July to mark the . . . — Map (db m85599) WM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Blιriot's 1909 Landing Site
After making the first Channel flight by aeroplane Louis Blιriot landed at this spot on Sunday 25th July 1909. — Map (db m23521) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Walmer — Caesar’s Invasion of Britain
The first Roman invasion of Britain led by Julius Caesar landed near here LV BC. — Map (db m24553) HM
United Kingdom, England (Lancashire), Fleetwood — S T Goth Memorial
This is the funnel of the trawler Goth which disappeared in a fierce storm off the North Cape of Iceland in December, 1948. There were 21 men onboard who had hoped to return from the fishing grounds to spend Christmas with their families. . . . — Map (db m73282) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Bardon Mill — Hadrian's Wall — Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site
Hadrian's Wall formed the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for most of the period AD 122-410. The empire's frontiers extended over 5,000 km from the Atlantic coast of Britain through Europe, the Middle East and across North Africa to the . . . — Map (db m85985) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Bardon Mill — Steel Rigg — Welcome to Northumberland National Park
Where National Park meets World Heritage Site Your visit You have come to a very special place. The landscape is full of clues to our past, but it is also important for our future. Not just a pretty place The inspirational landscape . . . — Map (db m86361) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Branxton — After the Battle of Flodden — Branxton Church
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United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Branxton — Flodden — 1513
FLODDEN 1513 To The Brave Of Both Nations Erected 1910 — Map (db m85799) WM
United Kingdom, England (Staffordshire), Lichfield — Edward Wightman Memorial
Edward Wightman of Burton-on-Trent was burnt at the stake in this Market Place for heresy 11th April 1612 being the last person in England so to die. — Map (db m22661) HM
United Kingdom, England (Suffolk), Botesdale — In Grateful Memory
In grateful Memory of those men from the parishes of Botesdale-Redgrave-Rickinghall– Superior and Inferior, who fell in The Great War 1914-1918 Also in affectionate memory of those who gave their lives in the . . . — Map (db m52451) HM
United Kingdom, England (Wiltshire), Amesbury — Welcome to Stonehenge — Time of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric temple, its great stones raised about 4,500 years ago. It is a masterpiece of engineering, with stones carefully arranged to line up with the movements of the sun. The ruin that we see today is the end result of many . . . — Map (db m76858) HM
United Kingdom, Guernsey, Saint Peter Port — To the memory of Katherine Cawches, Guillemine Gilbert, Perotine Massey
All believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who on, or about, 18th July 1556, and near this site, were cruelly burned to death at the stake for their Protestant faith. The latter named was pregnant at the time of martyrdom and gave birth to a son in . . . — Map (db m77552) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (Castle Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bishop's Gate
It was here that James II demanded entry to the city during the 1689 siege. The present gate was built at the suggestion of Bishop Hervey in 1789 to celebrate the centenary of the siege. The head facing Bishop Street represents the river Boyne . . . — Map (db m71021) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Ballintoy — Carrick-a-Rede — Causeway Coastal Route — National Trust
'For the boiling breakers are ever dashing themselves madly between the rocks hundreds of feet beneath, and the rope bridge thrown about by the wind like a fabric of thread. Few trust themselves upon this airy fabrication but Mr Wilson and I for . . . — Map (db m88325) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Alphabet Angel
Symbols and Meanings Backpack with Hearts Contains forgotten words and meanings of the Ulster Scots tongue. Heart 1 Represents the heart of the land and the soul of the place. Heart 2 Represents the heart . . . — Map (db m70763) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Bushmills History & Heritage
The Salmon The natural life cycle of a salmon is one of nature's wonders. A salmon begins its life in the shallow water and gravel beds of the river as eggs then fry. These small fry stay in the river until they mature into par. The next . . . — Map (db m70892) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Dunluce Castle — Causeway Coastal Route
Side A Welcome to Dunluce Castle Dunluce Castle, dramatically positioned on this sheer headland between the Giant's Causeway and Portrush, was built between the 15th and 17th centuries. At this time it was one of the finest . . . — Map (db m70900) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Railway
The Giant’s Causeway railway provides a passenger link between the historic town of Bushmills and the famous basalt stone columns of the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site. The Railway is an interesting heritage experience and travels along . . . — Map (db m70850) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Hamill Terrace — Causeway Coastal Route
Side A Welcome to Hamill Terrace Renowned as the gateway to the Giant's Causeway and for the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, Bushmills has a unique heritage of historic buildings and mills. Images (clockwise . . . — Map (db m70873) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Sgt. Robert Quigg
Dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Robert Quigg, 12th Battalion R.I.R. who won the V.C. at the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916 Died 14th May 1955 — Map (db m70774) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — World Wars Memorial
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Dunseverick — Dunseverick Castle — Causeway Coastal Route
Dunseverick Castle and its rocky peninsula were given to the National Trust in 1962 by farmer Jack McCurdy. The term Dun (fort) indicates a royal site. This was the fort of Sobhairce. It may have been a royal stronghold in the Iron Age . . . — Map (db m70859) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Belleek — Donegal Corridor
During the Second World War (1939-1945) Sunderland and Catalina Flying Boats from RAF Castle Archdale were given permission by the neutral Irish Free State government to fly along the River Erne between Belleek and Ballyshannon. This was known . . . — Map (db m72536) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Belleek — The Enamel Grindstone
Enamel colours have always been used to decorate pottery wares. Today they come processed but in early years of the Belleek Pottery they, along with most raw materials, were processed at the Pottery. This particular grindstone was used to . . . — Map (db m72561) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Belleek — Welcome to Belleek
Beal Leice, meaning 'the mouth of the flagstone', lies in the most westerly point of Northern Ireland, hidden in the Erne valley between the Sligo mountains and the Atlantic. The village, which was first laid out during the Plantation of Ulster . . . — Map (db m72553) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — Cole's Monument
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — German 21cm Mortar, 1918
Captured during the Great War 1914-1918 Presented in commemoration of the award of the Victoria Cross on 29th October, 1914 to Lieutenant J.A.O. Brooke 2nd Battn. The Gordon Highlanders "For conspicuous bravery and great . . . — Map (db m72647) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — German 77mm Light Artillery Gun
This gun was originally a German 77mm Light Artillery Gun from the first world war [sic]. It was captured in Belgium in 1918 by men of the Inniskillings in the 36th (Ulster) Division. The gun was placed in the Regimental Depot of the Royal . . . — Map (db m72649) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — South Africa War Memorial — 1899 - 1902
In Honoured Memory of 20 Officers 47 Non-commissioned Officers and 215 Men of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who sustained the great reputation of these distinguished regiments for . . . — Map (db m72651) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — The Watergate and Flag of St George
The Watergate The Watergate is the name given to the twin turreted building added to the outer wall of the castle c. 1615. Scottish in style, it was almost certainly built by William Cole, constable of the castle and founder of Enniskillen . . . — Map (db m72648) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Enniskillen — World Wars Memorial
Our Glorious Dead 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 [Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m72620) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Centenary Gardens House 1 — St. Patrick Meets the Mystery, Legends and Religion of Ireland
In this house the story of St. Patrick meeting the legends and spiritual traditions of the Celtic People in Ireland is presented. St. Patrick became familiar with them during his time of captivity. The Celtic Religion of Ireland Before St. . . . — Map (db m72630) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Memorials to the Great Irish Famine in County Fermanagh — In Memory of All Buried Here — 1845 • The Great Famine • 1850
In 1836 the Poor Law Enquiry found that over one third of people in Ireland were dependent on the potato as their main source of food. The population had grown to 8.2 million by 1841, and was vulnerable to any failure of the potato crop. The . . . — Map (db m72600) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Welcome to Irvinestown
The town takes its name from the Irvine family who were the landlords of the district and came from Bonshaw in Scotland in the 17th century. They lived at Castle Irvine which today is known as Necarne Castle. The town was first known as . . . — Map (db m72609) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Lisnaskea — Castle Balfour
Castle Balfour, built for Sir James Balfour of Glenawley by about 1620, was one of many castles designed to secure the plantation in Ulster during the 17th century. It is of the Scottish-style strong house type, identifiable by such . . . — Map (db m71324) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Lisnaskea — Lisnaskea Market Cross
This cross was set up in the Corn and Potato Market when it was built by Mr John Crichton, later third Earl of Erne, in 1841. At that time the small stone cross was made and placed on the ancient and much more massive shaft. The original site . . . — Map (db m72653) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — ... Free, entire and perfect
A city fit for war and merchandise...for ever a free, entire and perfect city and county of itself, to be called the city and county of Derrie. Charter from James I, 1604 One City...Fifty Names All of the city's names over the . . . — Map (db m70942) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary — 1888 - 1957 — Ulster History Circle
Novelist was born here — Map (db m71124) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Artillery Bastion
A night at Talbot's theatre Actor/manager Michael Atkins opened the city's first purpose-built theatre at the top of Artillery Street in 1774. It soon became the fashionable place to be seen especially at grand social occasions when the . . . — Map (db m71080) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Austins Department Store
The World's Oldest Independent Department Store ——————— Established in 1830 by its founder Thomas Austin (1815-1892) — Map (db m71132) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Battle of the Bogside — The Guide to Free Derry
[Side A] On 12 August 1969, as the Apprentice Boys Parade passed the edge of the Bogside, nationalists clashed with parade followers and police. The police and loyalists followed the nationalists back into the Bogside, where defences had . . . — Map (db m71441) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bernadette
The Artists' first coloured mural is a tribute to the women of Derry and their role in the civil rights campaign. Bernadette Devlin, Britain's youngest MP, addresses the crowd during the Battle of the Bogside: her actions resulted in a six month . . . — Map (db m71187) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bishop's Gate
The centenary of the siege In 1789 the cannons roared in peace, the bells rang out and the Protestant and Catholic bishops processed together to St Columb's Cathedral to celebrate the centenary of the siege. To mark the event Bishop Hervey . . . — Map (db m71012) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bloody Sunday
This mural depicts the events of 30th January 1972 when the British Army opened fire on a civil rights demonstration, killing 14 people. A local priest waves a bloodstained handkerchief at the soldiers as he leads a group of men, carry the body . . . — Map (db m71215) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bloody Sunday — 30 January 1972
On 30 January 1972, a massive British military operation in Derry's Bogside ended in the murder of thirteen unarmed civil rights demonstrators and the wounding of fifteen others - one of whom died later of his injuries on 16 June 1972. The . . . — Map (db m71306) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bloody Sunday — The Guide to Free Derry
On 30 January 1972 the ‘elite’ British Parachute Regiment opened fire on a peaceful civil rights march along this street, killing 14 unarmed marchers and wounding 14 more. The dead and wounded were labelled gunmen and bombers by a partisan . . . — Map (db m71435) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Butcher Gate
Two million gallons of whisky Smoke from illicit poteen whisky stills used to waft over the walls from the Bogside. Legal distilleries opened in the Waterside and in the Bogside in the 1820s. Watt's Abbey Street distillery became the . . . — Map (db m70971) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Butcher Gate
This was one of the four original gates of 1617. It was initially called the 'Nugate' or King's Gate, later being renamed Butcher Gate after the nearby meat market and slaughterhouse. The gate was nearly destroyed by cannon fire during the 1689 . . . — Map (db m70972) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Castle Gate
Demolish the walls The Maiden City withstood two sieges without its walls being breached. In the 18th century the city grew too big for its walls and increasingly houses and factories were built on the slopes below. Castle Gate (1803) was . . . — Map (db m70960) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Castle Gate
Constructed in 1803 this was the second of the three new gates into the city. Although originally named New Gate, by the mid 19th century it was known as Castle Gate after the medieval tower house built by the O'Doherty family. — Map (db m70970) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Church Bastion
The watchers and the watched There have been watchers on the walls for centuries. In 1627 two watch towers were built near the Cathedral after the guards complained about having to do duty in the rain. In the 19th century the bastions . . . — Map (db m71053) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Civil Rights
This mural captures the mood of a typical civil rights march in the years up to 1972. Inspired by the civil disobedience campaign of Martin Luther King in the United States, young and old, Catholics and Protestants, politicians and mothers took . . . — Map (db m71434) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Death of Innocence — Annette McGavigan
Annette McGavigan Aged 14 Shot dead by the British Army 6 September 1971 ——————— Here the innocence of a child's world contrasts vividly with the chaotic violence with which others have . . . — Map (db m71155) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
Livery Companies of the City of London Demi-culverin (C3) Bore 4.25" - Length 120" Weight 3750lb One of a pair sent to the city in May-June 1642 by the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors. Probably cast by John Browne at one . . . — Map (db m71049) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
Livery Companies of the City of London Demi-culverin (C11) Bore 4.6" - Length 120" Weight 3988lb The second of a pair sent to the city in May-June 1642 by the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors. Probably cast by John Browne . . . — Map (db m71052) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
Demi-culverin with Rose and Crown (C12) Bore 4.5", Length 120" Weight 3417lb Cast in 1590 by Thomas Johnston Founder of iron ordnance to Queen Elizabeth I — Map (db m71125) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Demi-culverin Cannon
John Browne No.1 Demi-culverin (C8) Bore 4.7", Length 98" Weight 3117lb Cast by John Browne possibly at Horsmonden, Kent 1615-1625 — Map (db m71128) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Double Bastion
The city has always expressed its soul in verse. Derry mine! My small oak grove Little cell, my home, my love! Attributed to St. Colmcille The saint's story is told as St Columb in the Cathedral and as St Colmcille in Long Tower . . . — Map (db m71005) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Double Bastion
Roaring Meg Roaring Meg is the most famous of the city's cannon. She weighs a mighty 1794 kilograms. The Fishmongers' Company of London presented her to the city in 1642. She saw action in the 1689 siege, probably from this bastion. It . . . — Map (db m71007) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Ferryquay Gate
Locking the gates In 1688 James II proposed to replace the Protestant garrison in the city with Catholic troops. Rumours were rife that the citizens were to be massacred. Meeting in the Diamond, the city leaders could not make up their . . . — Map (db m71097) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Ferryquay Gate
This gate was built in 1865 on the site of one of the four original entrances to the city. Like Bishop's Gate it had a drawbridge, which could be pulled up in times of troubles, to allow people to cross the dry moat. This was the gate that the . . . — Map (db m71104) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Free Derry Corner — You Are Now Entering Free Derry — The Guide to Free Derry
On 5 January 1969, after a night of rioting and sustained police attacks on the Bogside, the words "You Are Now Entering Free Derry" were painted on the gable wall of 33 Lecky Road. This simple graffiti became the defining symbol of the civil . . . — Map (db m71204) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — George Farquhar — c. 1677 - 1707 — Ulster History Circle
Playwright attended the Free School near this site — Map (db m70992) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Grand Parade
Fourteen sycamores There are 14 sycamore trees on the Grand Parade, one for each of the 13 Apprentice Boys and one for James Morrison, their look-out on Ferryquay Gate. The fruit of the sycamore are like bunches of keys. They represent the . . . — Map (db m70984) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Guildhall Square
City under siege The city was twice besieged for over a hundred days. In 1649 the garrison held out against royalist troops during the English Civil War. Forty years later the city supported Protestant William III against Catholic James II . . . — Map (db m70943) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Guildhall Square
The roaring cannon The city claims Europe's largest collection of cannon whose precise origins can be traced. These are the earliest surviving cannon. Some were shipped over for Sir Henry Docwra's campaign of 1600-3: others were sent to . . . — Map (db m71131) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — H Block Hunger Strike Memorial
IRA. Vol. Bobby Sands, Born 9th March 1954 Died 5th May 1981 Age: 27 (66 Days). IRA. Vol. Francis Hughes, Born 28th Feb 1956 Died 12th May 1981 Age: 25 (59 Days) INLA. Vol. Patsy O'Hara, Born 11th July 1957 Died 21st May . . . — Map (db m71219) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Hangman's Bastion
Bulwarks and bastions When first built, the bastions were known as bulwarks, each called after a person associated with the city from King James I to the Governor of the Plantation. They were renamed during the 1689 siege. This is . . . — Map (db m70957) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Hunger Strike
This mural depicts one of the surviving hunger strikers as he looked after 53 days without food. He was one of seven men who went on hunger strike at the Maze prison in Belfast from 28th October, 1980 in protest against loss of their rights as . . . — Map (db m71436) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — IRA Volunteers Honor Roll
Throughout this city the Republican Movement has marked the spots, with commemorative plaques where IRA Volunteers died on active service. This stone is dedicated to those Volunteers who died in places where circumstances do not permit the . . . — Map (db m71283) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Magazine Gate
Magazine Gate is the city's newest gate, built in 1865. At the same time the wall between Magazine and Shipquay Gates was raised by two metres and ornamental battlements added. A line of stonework on the outside shows the height of the original . . . — Map (db m70915) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Magazine Gate
Fire power Magazine Gate takes its name from the Plantation city's gunpowder store. The mixture of saltpetre, sulphur and fine charcoal had to be kept very dry as it easily absorbed water. A barrel of gunpowder and a pile of shot was . . . — Map (db m70956) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Mc Nutt, Phelan, and Mc Shane Memorial
In proud and loving memory of I.N.L.A. Volunteer Colm Mc Nutt Killed in Action 12th Decembert 1977 Comrade Patrick “Hessy” Phelan Murdered in New York, 21st January 1996 Comrade Dermot “Tonto” Mc Shane . . . — Map (db m71442) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Michael Browning
Near this spot was landed the body of Michael Browning Master of the ship Mountjoy of Londonderry - killed in action at the breaking of the boom, July 28th 1689.o.s. while leading the van of the relieving squadron against the . . . — Map (db m70925) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Motorman
Free Derry ended at 4am on 30th July 1972 when thousands of British troops in tanks and armoured cars invaded the Bogside and Creggan 'no-go' areas. During Operation Motorman, they tore down the barricades with bulldozers. The Artists chose the . . . — Map (db m71284) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — New Gate
In 1787 the walls were breached for the first time to improve access to the city centre. It is said that the gate was built to cope with crowds flocking to the New Theatre in Artillery Street but was closed in 1799 due to complaints from the . . . — Map (db m71085) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Newgate Bastion
The first shot On 13th April, 1689 the first shot of the siege was fired. Citizens on the walls spotted the vanguard of the Jacobite army approaching under Lieutenant General Richard Hamilton. To make his presence known, Hamilton fired a . . . — Map (db m71098) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Newmarket Street
You are standing on the city walls. Newmarket Street slopes up and over the wall. The street was created in the mid 19th century on the site of the Smithfield Meat Market to allow carts to the new covered market. — Map (db m71100) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Royal Bastion
The siege governors The Royal Bastion is associated with the city's four governors during the 1689 siege. Professional soldier Robert Lundy was unconvinced that the city could be defended against Jacobite attack. His indecisiveness and . . . — Map (db m70987) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Seαn Keenan / Σ Cianαin
In proud and loving memory of Seαn Keenan 1914 - 1993 Volunteer. Σglaigh na h-Ιireann Chairperson. Derry Citizens' Defence Association Honorary Vice-President, Republican Sinn Fein Fluent Irish Speaker and active G.A.A. Supporter . . . — Map (db m71208) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Shipquay Gate
This was one of the four original 17th century gates to the city. It had a watch tower, battlements and a portcullis. The carvings on the outside of the present gate, built between 1803-5, celebrate the city's wealth. The cornucopia is a symbol . . . — Map (db m70927) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Shipquay Gate
'A city fit for war and merchandise' In 1600 Elizabeth I of England instructed Sir Henry Docwra to establish and fortify a new settlement on the Foyle. An explosion in the cathedral in 1567 had largely destroyed the town. Docwra and his . . . — Map (db m71123) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Shipquay Street
Living above the 'shop' Many banks and offices started life as 18th and 19th century family houses. The building at the corner of Shipquay Street and Bank Place was both home and place of business for the manager of the Belfast Bank. On . . . — Map (db m71140) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — St Columba
On this site of St Augustine's Church, St Columba built his Abbey circa 543AD, and departed from Derry down the River Foyle with his supporters to the Island of Iona in 563AD. — Map (db m70989) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — St Columb's Cathedral
The Mother Church The first settlers worshipped in the ruins of the former Augustinian abbey. In 1613 the London merchant companies sent over a silver-gilt chalice as a promise of their commitment to build a cathedral to grace their new . . . — Map (db m71072) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Bloody Sunday Commemoration
This mural was painted to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. A circle frames the faces of the 14 victims with the youngest in the centre. The circle is the symbol of wholeness, the goal of the healing process. Fourteen oak . . . — Map (db m71158) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Peace Mural
This mural shows a dove and an oak leaf, as symbols of hope for the city’s future. The dove is the name of St Columba, the city’s founder, who is said to have built his monastery in an oak grove. The background mosaic of the colours of the . . . — Map (db m71440) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Peace Process
After the 1981 hunger strikes the republican movement embarked on a political process that resulted in the IRA ceasefire in August 1994. Loyalist paramilitaries declared their ceasefire in October 1994. In 1998 local politicians and the British . . . — Map (db m71218) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Petrol Bomber
For two days in August, 1969 local people resisted attempts by the Royal Ulster Constabulary to break down the barricades which they had erected to defend their community. The Battle of the Bogside ended when the British government sent in the . . . — Map (db m71168) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Platform
The Apprentice Boys From the early 18th century clubs have celebrated the role of the 13 apprentices who locked the gates of the city in December, 1688 rather than admit the new Jacobite garrison. Local architect, John Guy Ferguson, . . . — Map (db m70974) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Walled City
If 'stones could speak', what a story they would have to tell. Their voices still echo on the walls and in the city streets. According to tradition St. Colm Cille chose the oak grove on top of the hill for his monastery in 546 AD. His . . . — Map (db m70928) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Walled City
[Keyed photo of Double Bastion overlook] 1. Lumen Christi College - co-educational school on the site of Bishop Hervey's casino. 2. The Windmill - the stump of the building fought over during the 1689 siege. 3. St Columba's, Long Tower . . . — Map (db m71004) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Walled City
If 'stones could speak', what a story they would have to tell. Their voices still echo on the walls and in the city streets. According to tradition St. Colm Cille chose the oak grove on top of the hill for his monastery in 546 AD. His . . . — Map (db m71026) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Walled City
If 'stones could speak', what a story they would have to tell. Their voices still echo on the walls and in the city streets. According to tradition St. Colm Cille chose the oak grove on top of the hill for his monastery in 546 AD. His . . . — Map (db m71121) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Verbal Arts Centre
The Former First Derry Primary School was established on the city walls as a Blue Coat School in 1773 and moved to this site in 1894. The (listed) building was purchased in 1996 and then renovated by the Verbal Arts Centre: it has been designed . . . — Map (db m70998) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Walker Memorial Pillar
This monument was erected to perpetuate the memory of the Rev. George Walker, who, aided by the garrison and brave inhabitants of this City, most gallantly defended it through a protracted siege, viz., from the 7th Dec. 1688 O.S. to the 12th . . . — Map (db m70988) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — War Memorial
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United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Water Bastion
Feabhail The river Foyle lapped against the Water Bastion until the late 18th century. The name Foyle probably arose because English-speaking settlers had difficulty saying the Irish 'Feabhail', used traditionally to describe the stretch . . . — Map (db m71122) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — World Wars Memorial
To Our Honoured Dead and Those Who Served 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 Names of the Fallen [Panels not transcribed] Sculptures by Vernon March, 1926 — Map (db m71133) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Garvagh — Welcome to Garvagh
The town of Garvagh owes its 17th century origins and subsequent development to the Canning family. George Canning was the first family member to come to Ireland when, in September 1614, he arrived at Agivey on the banks of the Bann as an agent . . . — Map (db m70740) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Garvagh — Welcome to Garvagh
Side A Welcome to the historic town of Garvagh, situated on the banks of the Agivey River. We hope you enjoy your visit. Please use the information and maps on this sign to find out about the history of Garvagh and to discover its . . . — Map (db m70748) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Garvagh — World Wars Memorial
The Great War 1914 - 1918 "The Fallen" Faithful unto death Black H.C. • Bradley J. • Bradley P. • Caldwell, W. • Caskey M. • Collins R. • Dale T. • Dempsey J. • Faith J. • Gavin R. F. Capt. • Hall T. Cpl. • Hazlett J.B. • Lynch J. Cpl. . . . — Map (db m70726) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Limavady — Jane Ross and "Danny Boy" — 1810 - 1879
It was in Limavady that the famous melody "Danny Boy" was noted down by Jane Ross from a tune played by a blind street fiddler named Jimmy McCurry Oh Dan-ny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling from glen to glen and . . . — Map (db m70913) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Limavady — Limavady Railway — Welcome to the Backburn Path
In the early 1900s, Northern Ireland Railways were at their peak. They allowed fast and efficient transport of goods, mail and promoted local seaside resorts. They also established standard time. From the early 1920s, road and air transport . . . — Map (db m70902) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Tyrone), Moy — World Wars Memorial
The Great War 1914-1918 In Memoriam Aird A. • Allen R. • Allen W. • Allen W.J. • Bradley F.E. • Bradley F.H. • Bradley R.I. • Carson R. • Carson W. • Coleman G. • Davies C.C. • Duke W. • Fullerton J. • Gray J. • Hagan T.J. • Harkin C. • . . . — Map (db m70725) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers
(Front): In memory of Scottish-American soldiers To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln (North Side):Sergeant Major John M'Ewan Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry William L Duff, . . . — Map (db m34260) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Scottish-American War Memorial
This memorial was initiated by the Scottish-American War Memorial Committee. the statue and bas-relief were sculpted by Canadian Robert Tait Mackenzie (1867-1938) and cast at the Roman Bronze Works, Brooklyn, New York, Mackenzie was a physician . . . — Map (db m34255) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, St Andrews — The Many Faces of St Andrews Castle
Home to the most senior bishops and archbishops in Scotland, the castle was razed and rebuilt several times over. The Castle in the 1520s Archbishop James Beaton built the substantial circular gun towers or block houses in an . . . — Map (db m88932) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Stenness — Maes Howe
Maes Howe has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Inscription on this List confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which . . . — Map (db m76868) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Aberdeen — The Scottish Parliament
Presented by The Rt Hon Sir David Steel KBE MSP Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament to The City of Aberdeen To commemorate the occasion of the Scottish Parliament sitting in Aberdeen during the period Tuesday 28 to Thursday . . . — Map (db m34056) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Angus), Arbroath — David Dunbar Buick — September 17 1854 – March 5 1929
American motoring pioneer & founder of the Buick motor company of America. David Dunbar Buick was born at No. 26 Green Street, Arbroath, which lay approx 90 metres north of this, the only remaining building to show the line of the original . . . — Map (db m34452) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyllsockshire), Stirling — The Holy Grail
Defeat at the castle seems to have utterly disheartened King Arthur ... The ferocity of the French taunting took him completely by surprise and Arthur became convinced that a new strategy was required if the quest for the Holy Grail were to be . . . — Map (db m82100) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ayrshire), Darvel — Battle of Loudoun Hill — May 10, 1307
Through devotion and by willing hands this stone was hauled here to commemorate the first victory of King Robert the Bruce who won for us freedom from serfdom. — Map (db m87185) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ayrshire), Darvel — Spirit of Scotland Monument — Loudoun Hill — William Wallace- 1297 & Robert the Bruce- 1307
Spirit of Scotland Erected in 2004 by Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership to commemorate the two battles fought at Loudoun Hill during the Wars of Independence William Wallace - 1297 Robert the Bruce - 1307 . . . — Map (db m85664) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway), Portpatrick — Z4
In grateful appreciation for their rescue and recovery of the 301 TCS aircrew and their passengers, we thank the local community and all those who have memorialized our fallen brothers Dedicated 5 June 2007 By the 301st Aircraft Squadron Travis . . . — Map (db m34061) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway), New Abbey — Sweetheart Abbey — "The last Cistercian abbey established on Scottish soil"
Sweetheart was established by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in 1273, in memory of her husband John Balliol, father of King John of Scotland and founder of Balliol College, Oxford. Monks of the Cistercian Order came from nearby Dundrennan . . . — Map (db m91700) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfrieshire), Dumfries — Robert Burns — Burns' Mausoleum
Robert Burns 25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796 Robert Burns is widely regarded as Scotland's national poet. He was born of a farmer in Alloway, Ayrshire. He received little regular schooling and was educated mostly by his father and a . . . — Map (db m86667) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Falkirk), Blackness in Falkirk — Blackness Castle — "Harbour, Castle, and Prison"
Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century beside the harbour serving the important royal burgh of Linlithgow. It was used as a state prison until the 1707 Treaty of Union, holding for the most part of high or middle rank. The best known . . . — Map (db m88487) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Anstruther — The "Battle" of May Island
On the night of January 31st 1918, a disaster took place just a few miles off Anstruther when the British Grand Fleet left Rosyth for exercises in the North Sea. With wartime news restrictions in force, few if any people onshore were aware of . . . — Map (db m88928) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Dunfermline — Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Andrew Carnegie, millionaire and philanthropist, was born in this cottage on the 25th November 1835. — Map (db m85793) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Dunfermline — Grave of the Mother of Sir William Wallace — 1303 A.D.
There is a tradition that the Mother of Sir William Wallace is buried at this spot marked by a Thorn Tree. This was the former site of the Abbey's weeping cross. — Map (db m85798) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — A Religious Powerhouse — St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral's chapter house was a magnificent building - a splendid place from which to run the cathedral. A Busy Place The canons met here daily to read a chapter of the rule by which they lived, and to confess their faults . . . — Map (db m88937) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — Lofty Beginnings — St. Rule's Church
St. Rule's Church was the forerunner to the great cathedral. built under Bishop Robert (1123-1159), its enormous tall tower drew pilgrims to the shrine of St. Andrew. The Tale of St Rule According to legend, St Rule was a monk in . . . — Map (db m88940) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Glasgow), Robroyston — Betrayed & Captured — William Wallace
(Main plaque:) This memorial erected 1900 A.D. By public subscription is to mark the site of the house in which the hero of Scotland was basely betrayed and captured about midnight on 5th August 1305 when alone with his faithful friend and . . . — Map (db m85739) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Glasgow), Robroyston — Wallace's Well
WALLACE'S MONUMENT The Celtic cross monument to Sir William Wallace was raised by public subscription through the efforts of the Rev David McCrea and the Scottish Patriotic Society. The monument marks the reputed site of the house in . . . — Map (db m86605) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Invernesshire), Culloden — Culloden Battlefield
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Caisteal Ainmeal Urchadain — The Famous Castle of Urquhart
The greatest castle of the Scottish Highlands stands before you. Within its ruined walls, you can discover stories of the remarkable people who lived here, learn more about some of the dramatic chapters in Scotland's history and share memorable . . . — Map (db m87602) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire,), Inverness — Balnuaran of Clava — a prehistoric cemetery — Clava Cairns
The monuments here were built between three and four thousand years ago. The oldest are a circular walled enclosure - the central 'ring cairn' and two 'passage graves.' The latest was a ring of boulders that enclosed a grave, the 'kerb . . . — Map (db m91728) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Kilmonivaig), Spean Bridge — The Commandos — 1940-45
In the summer of 1949 when Britain's fortunes in World War II were at their lowest ebb and an enemy invasion was threatened Winston Churchill boldly ordered the raising of an elite force to raid the enemy-held coastline of Europe and regain the . . . — Map (db m85790) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lochaber), Glencoe — Massacre of Glencoe Memorial — Clan MacDonald
This Cross is Reverently Erected in the Memory of McIan Chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe Who fell with his people in the Massacre of Glencoe of 13 Feb: 1692 By his direct descendant Ellen Burns MacDonald of Glencoe . . . — Map (db m85791) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron — Royal Auxillary Air Force
1925----------1957 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxillary Air Force This Spitfire Is A Memorial To The Valour Of Those Members of the Squadron Who Gave Their Live In The Service Of Their Country "Never In The Field of . . . — Map (db m86606) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith — 1723-1790
(The historical portion of the marker text is presented first, so as not to be lost beneath the statue donor information:) Adam Smith lived in Panmure House in Lochend Close and is buried in the Cannongate Churchyard, further down the . . . — Map (db m85860) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith Grave
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — John Knox
John Knox 1514-1572 Erected by Scotsmen who are mindful of the benefits conferred by John Knox on their native land 1896 — Map (db m85858) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Robert the Bruce
Memorial to Bruce Erected by the Corporation of Edinburgh under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85670) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Wallace
Memorial to Wallace ________________ Erected by The Corporation of Edinburgh Under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th of May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85669) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — The Forth Rail Bridge
International History Civil Engineering Landmark THE FORTH BRIDGE Opened 4 March 1890 Engineers, Sir John Fowler & Sir Benjamin Baner Main Contractor Tancred Arrol Presented 27 August 1985 by Institution of Civil Engineers . . . — Map (db m85863) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Midlothian), Edinburgh — The Black Watch Monument — South African War
AM FREICEADAN DUBH To the Memory of Officers Non- Commissioned Officers & men of THE BLACK WATCH Who fell in the South African War 1899-1902 — Map (db m85856) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (North Lanarkshire), Bellshill — Roman Military Bathhouse, Bothwellhaugh
Antonine Scotland The Antonine period 140-c.165. Until c.139 AD Hadrian's Wall marked the limit of Roman occupied Britain; but when Antoninus Pius became Emperor he ordered the army to push further north and to build a second wall, this . . . — Map (db m88540) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Perthshire), Doune — Fit For A King — Doune Castle
This mighty fortress was a powerful statement of the Duke of Albany's status as governor of the Scottish Kingdom. Strong and defensible yet with luxurious accommodation, Doune was every bit the royal residence. Albany ruled on behalf of . . . — Map (db m91376) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Perthshire), Fortingall — Fortingall Yew Tree
The Fortingall Yew Rooted in History Before you stands Europe's- and possibly even the world's - oldest living thing. Under the dark veil of needles are two relic trunks of a huge, ancient yew tree. Scholars believe the roots of this great . . . — Map (db m86642) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — The Memorial — William Wallace Birthplace
This granite monument was erected in 1912 through the efforts of the London Renfrewshire Society. The column is carved from a single piece of stone. The architects were John C T Murray and J Andrew Minty. The panels illustrating important events in . . . — Map (db m86407) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — The Yew Tree, The Wallace Oak, and The Cult of William Wallace
The Yew Tree This tree is known locally as the Wallace Yew. It is thought to be 300 years old. It has been surveyed and a programme of treatment is under way to improve its health. The Wallace Oak An ancient oak which stood by . . . — Map (db m86456) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — Welcome to the traditional site of William Wallace's birthplace
Wallace was a hero of Scotland's Wars of Independence against England during the 13th and 14th centuries. Recent archaeological work on this site proves that during the 13th/14th centuries there was a significant fortified structure here . . . — Map (db m86406) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — William Wallace Birthplace Memorial — Elderslie, Scotland
Welcome to the traditional site of William Wallace's birthplace. Wallace was a hero of Scotland's Wars of Independence against England during the 13th and 14th centuries. Recent archaeological work on this site proves that during the . . . — Map (db m85741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Scottish Borders), Bemersyde — An Eccentric Vision — William Wallace Statue
An eccentric vision Along this path a dramatic statue of William Wallace gazes out across the Tweed. This is just one of a number of features in the area built by David Stuart Erskine, the 11th Earl of Buchan: if you continue down the . . . — Map (db m85740) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Scottish Borders), Bemersyde — Scott's View
Sir Walter Scott loved the Borders landscape, history and people with a passion. He was the most popular writer of his age: when he died his funeral procession was over a mile long. It took his body from his home at Abbotsford to his tomb in . . . — Map (db m88925) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Scottish Borders), Melrose — Royal Connections — Melrose Abbey
For centuries, Melrose Abbey was connected to the Scottish Crown. While it never gained the regal position of Iona or Dunfermline, its location close to England and association with kings has given it a special place in Scottish history. David . . . — Map (db m88486) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Selkirkshire), Selkirk — The Fletcher Monument — Flodden Field
This monument, embodying the spirit of the Selkirk tradition and erected to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Flodden Field, was unveiled by the Earl of Roseberry, K.G., KT. Andrew Lusk Allan Provost 1913 — Map (db m85662) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Alloway — Burns Cottage
Robert Burns, the Ayshire Poet, was born in this cottage on 25th Jan. A.D. 1759 and died 21st July A.D. 1796 age 37 1/2 years. — Map (db m88539) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Craigie — Barnweil Tower — William Wallace Tower
The tower, designed by the builder and Mason Robert Snodgrass, was erected in 1855 by one William Patrick of Roughwood. It was in tribute to William Wallace "Guardian of Scotland." It is one of series of Wallace monuments built throughout the . . . — Map (db m85831) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Maybole — Crossraguel Abbey — One of the Most Complete Medieval Monastaries in Scotland
Crossraguel Abbey was founded by Earl Duncan of Carrick (died 1250) and colonised by monks from the Cluniac abbey at Paisley. The lands bestowed on it lay almost entirely in Carrick, and included fishing rights, coal deposits and the churches of . . . — Map (db m88989) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Maybole — The Electric Brae'
Known locally as 'Croy Brae' This runs the quarter mile from the bend overlooking Croy Railway Viaduct in the west (286 feet above ordnance Datum) to the wooded Craigencroy Glen (303 feet A.O.D.) to the east. Whilst there is this slope of . . . — Map (db m88538) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Lanarkshire), Bothwell — 'The Most Magnificent Ruin in Scotland' — Bothwell Castle
Torn apart by the Wars of Independence, this stalwart castle survived siege after siege. Rebuilt, it became an imposing noble and royal stronghold. Castle Highlights 1. Donjon, William Murray's grand residence. 2. Prison tower with a . . . — Map (db m88028) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Lanarkshire), Lanark — Lanark Castle
On this mound, site of an ancient Roman fortification, stood the Royal Castle of Lanark, a residence of David I (1124-1153), William the Lion (1165-1214), and later kings from which many of their royal charters are dated. It was the meeting place of . . . — Map (db m85668) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Lanarkshire), Lanark — Sir William Wallace — Circa 1270-23rd August 1305
This plaque marks the site of the house reputed to be the marital home of Sir William Wallace and Marion Braidfute. It was at Lanark in 1297 that Wallace first drew sword to free his native land. He was captured and cruelly executed at . . . — Map (db m85666) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall — Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Army on the orders of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 140's AD. The Antonine Wall replaced Hadrian's Wall as the far northern frontier of the Roman Empire at this time, and ran for 40 Roman miles (60km) . . . — Map (db m86607) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius AD 142-143. It ran for 37 miles from Bridgeness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a ditch with a turf rampart behind it. The material from the ditch . . . — Map (db m86741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Battle of Falkirk Muir
The Battle of Falkirk was fought around here 17th Jany 1746 — Map (db m88101) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Captain William Edmonstone and the Dollar Family
This is the tomb of Captain William Edmonstone of Cambuswallace, killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1746. It also honours the family of Falkirk-born, US shipping millionaire, Robert Dollar who gifted 13 bells to hang in the church tower — Map (db m88098) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Colonel Robert Munro
Colonel Robert Munro died at Falkirk Muir when Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites defeated government troops in 1746. Munro's death was 'universally regretted even by those who slew him' — Map (db m88096) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Forth & Clyde Ship Canal — International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Constructed: Grangemouth to Glasgow - 1768-77 Glasgow to Bowling 1785-90 Closed: 1963 - - - Re-opened: 2001 Engineers: J. Smeaton, R. Mackell, R. Whitworth This canal, which in addition to inland traffic, accommodated full-masted . . . — Map (db m88039) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John de Graeme
Sir John de Graeme, William Wallace's right hand man, died during the Battle of Falkirk, when the English defeated Wallace in 1298. Victorian admirers honoured de Graeme's tomb with a wrought iron canopy and replica sword. 'They carried him . . . — Map (db m88042) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John De Graeme Memorial
(Front) This Memorial Fountain is erected near the spot where Sir John De Graeme Fell (Back) Presented by Robert Dollar ESQ, of San Francisco To Falkirk his native town in honour of Sir John De Graeme and . . . — Map (db m88100) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John Stewart
This stone marks the grave of Sir John Stewart of Bonkhill, who died at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. He was brother of High Stewart of Scotland, ancestor of the Marquesses of Bute. — Map (db m88043) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine Wall — At Rough Castle — #1
THE LANDSCAPE Around 10,000 years ago the landscape would have been fairly thickly covered with trees. Into this environment came our hunting and gathering ancestors around 8,000 years ago. These people would have cleared some of the trees . . . — Map (db m86743) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine Wall — At Rough Castle — #2
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman army in the 140's AD on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For 20 years or more, the Wall was the north west frontier of the Roman Empire. It ran for 40 miles (64 km) from modern Bo'ness on the Forth . . . — Map (db m86748) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Bute Memorial
The 3rd Marquess of Bute erected this Celtic cross in 1877 to the gallant men of Bute'. They died to a man defending their leader, Sir John Stewart, at the Battle of Falkirk, in 1298 during the Wars of Independence. — Map (db m88044) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Northern Defences — of the Fort at Rough Castle — #3
From where you are standing, most of the defences of the Roman fort of Rough Castle are behind you. In front of you are the remains of a system of Roman pits which were re-excavated in 1903 and have since been kept open. These originally consisted . . . — Map (db m86757) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Parish Church Graveyard
The graveyard was cleared in the 1960s leaving only a handful of memorials of historical significance. The grave of Sir John de Graeme who died at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298 fighting alongside William Wallace is surrounded by a decorative . . . — Map (db m88046) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Roman Fort — An Annex at Rough Castle — #4
Immediately in front you can see the Antonine Wall ditch, which forms the northern defences of the Roman fort. The drawing is a bird's-eye view of the site from this position, showing the Roman fort and annex as they would have appeared during . . . — Map (db m86758) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — Battle of Bannockburn
"For God and St. Andrew" Robert the Bruce King of Scots Planted his standard near this spot when the Scottish Patriots under the command vanquished the Army of Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn 24th . . . — Map (db m85598) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — National Wallace Monument — Sir William Wallace
The National Wallace Monument was opened in 1869 to celbrate Scotland's national hero Sir William Wallace. It was here, with Sir Andrew Moray, that he rallied his band of fighters on the 11th Septemeber 1297, and fought and defeated at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m85595) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — The Battle of Stirling Bridge
In early September 1297 a mighty army arrived in Stirling to put down Scots resistance to English rule. The Scots allowed around half the invaders to advance across the narrow bridge over the Forth. Then William Wallace and the Scots swept forward . . . — Map (db m85596) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Wallacestone — Wallacestone Memorial — Sir William Wallace
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Dornoch — Seaforth Highlanders — 1914 – 1919
Erected by The Seaforth Highlanders to the undying memory of 8432 comrades belonging to the ten battalions of the regiment who gave their lives for their country in the Great War Scotland For Ever — Map (db m34064) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (West Dunbartonshire), Dumbarton — Alt Clut — Rock of the Clyde — Dumbarton Castle
Over the past 1,500 years the rock has served as the centre of the British kingdom of Strathclyde, a medieval frontier post, and on occasion, a royal residence. Following the 1715 Jacobite Rising it became a garrison fortress, its impressive . . . — Map (db m88031) HM

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