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  • Looking down to the buildings of Ellisland Farm
    Ellisland Farm
  • House of Dun, Montrose
    House of Dun, Montrose
  • Looking over to the outside of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
    The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
  • Looking across the gardens to Paxton House
    Paxton House
  • Looking towards Scone Palace, a 19th century castellated mansion located north of Perth across the River Tay
    Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish kings, north of Perth across the River Tay

Discover what it was like to live in one of Scotland’s historic buildings and homes as you explore the grand rooms and fine exhibits.

There is a wide variety of properties across the country that you can visit from grand former homes of kings and queens to mills and cottages of working Scots. This is a great way to uncover the history of Scotland and really see what life was like for people hundreds of years ago.

Use the information listings to plan a trip to the historic buildings and homes of Scotland.

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  1. Clackmannan Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Menstrie

    Clackmannan Tower is a mighty tower house dating back to the 14th century that sits atop the summit of King’s Seat Hill in Clackmannanshire.

  2. Gladstone's Land

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, Gladstone's Land provides a unique glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th century.

  3. Stumpy Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Girvan

    Often known as Auld Stumpy, and of great historic interest, Stumpy Tower was built in the first half of the 19th century.

  4. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  5. Rutherglen Town Hall

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Rutherglen

    Rutherglen Town Hall was constructed in the mid-19th century in the Scottish Baronial style and was re-opened in 2005 following a £12.5million refurbishment.

  6. Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Annan

    A museum devoted to writer and historian Thomas Carlyle, one of the most influential thinkers in 19th century Britain.

  7. The Blackhouse, Arnol

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Lewis

    This traditional Lewis thatched house is fully furnished, complete with an attached barn, byre and stackyard.

  8. Dunfermline Palace & Abbey

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Dunfermline

    Dunfermline Palace and Abbey are the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century.

  9. Gradings

    Fraserburgh

    Built for the Fraser family, this fine 16th-century castle was altered in 1787 to incorporate the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses.

  10. Glasgow City Chambers

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Completed in 1888 and overlooking George Square, Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings.

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