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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. Westerkirk Library

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Holding over 8000 books, from the 18th century to the present, Westerkirk Library is the oldest library still in use in Scotland.

  2. Broughton House & Garden

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Kirkcudbright

    Head to Kirkudbright where you can explore the 18th century Broughton House, home and studio of the artist E.A Hornel until his death in 1933.

  3. Knockando Woolmill

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Aberlour

    The historic Knockando Woolmill, situated in the heart of Speyside.

  4. Colzium Estate and Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Kilsyth

    Colzium Estate lies to the north-east of Kilsyth and features a mansion house, walled garden and ruined castle.

  5. Falkirk Trinity Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Falkirk

    Welcome to Falkirk Trinity Church - Faw Kirk was the first church erected in the town of Falkirk which is believed to have given rise to the town’s name. Our Church has many items of historical interest.

  6. House Of The Binns

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Bo'ness

    Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, this house contains a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain, and is set within stunning acreage.

  7. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy, now a romantic ruin is believed to have been standing in the 14th Century however there are sadly no surviving pictures, since the Castle and virtually all its contents were destroyed by fire in 1716.

  8. Gunsgreen House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Eyemouth

    This John Adam house was built in 1753 with a plethora of fascinating secrets. Today it is a historic house, visitor attraction, and self-catering accommodation.

  9. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - where seeing is not believing! Welcome to Edinburgh's oldest visitor attraction, delighting visitors since 1835. Rated top Attraction in Scotland and #2 Attraction in UK in inaugural TripAdvisor awards 2013!

  10. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

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