Historic Scots sites added to Google Street View

Blackness Castle, one of 15 Historic Scotland sites added to the Google Street View database. Picture: Google Street View

Blackness Castle, one of 15 Historic Scotland sites added to the Google Street View database. Picture: Google Street View

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SOME of Scotland’s most historic castles and landmarks have been added to Google Maps’ Street View function, giving heritage lovers the chance to explore centuries-old sites in a new way - and from the comfort of home.

Stirling Castle, Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat and Arbroath Abbey are just three of 15 places added to the app, which allows users a panoramic, 360 degree view of city streets and landmarks. Edinburgh’s Craigmillar Castle, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, and Fort George, north-east of Inverness near Ardersier, also make up the 15-strong list. To explore the sites, visit goo.gl/x0ZyKZ.

Full list of Historic Scotland’s Google Maps Streetview sites

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dumbarton Castle

Tantallon Castle

Linlithgow Palace

Caerlaverock Castle

Loch Leven Castle

Arbroath Abbey

Stirling Castle

Fort George

Arthur’s Seat

Blackness Castle

Dirleton Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Glasgow Cathedral

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

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