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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. JM Barrie's Birthplace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Kirriemuir

    Visit the birthplace of author and playwright JM Barrie, the creator of the much loved Peter Pan.

  2. Drumlanrig Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Thornhill

    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dunvegan

    Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

  4. New Abbey Cornmill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    New Abbey

    The fully restored water-powered New Abbey Cornmill offers visitors a wonderful insight into Scottish rural life in years gone by.

  5. St Ronan's Wells Interpretive Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Innerleithen

    Discover the history of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, and their connections with Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg.

  6. Harbourmaster's House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dysart

    The Harbourmaster's House is home to Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and Fife’s coastal centre. It offers information on the history of, and things to see and do on, the Fife Coastal Path.

  7. Rosslyn Chapel

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Roslin

    Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Ronaldsay

    Welcome to North Ronaldsay Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.

  9. Mellerstain House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Gordon

    Listed as one of Britain's ten best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Stirling

    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

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