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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. Harbourmaster's House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 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.

  2. Dunfermline Palace & Abbey

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 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.

  3. Glasgow City Chambers

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    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.

  4. Gradings

    Montrose

    Dunninald Castle is a family home with an acclaimed walled garden, set in a planned landscape of woods and wild garden, .

  5. Lennoxlove House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Haddington

    Home of the Duke of Hamilton, dating from 14th century.

  6. Colzium Estate and Gardens

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 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.

  7. Start Point Lighthouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Welcome to Start Point Lighthouse

  8. 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.

  9. The Tolbooth

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Once Stirling’s town hall, the Tolbooth has since established itself as one of Scotland’s most popular venues for live music and the arts.

  10. Floors Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family.

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