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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. 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.

  2. Quendale Watermill, Visitor Centre & Craft Shop

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    South Mainland

    The Quendale Watermill is a beautifully restored 19th century overshot watermill complete with visitor centre and café.

  3. The Tolbooth

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    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.

  4. Callendar House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Falkirk

    Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

  5. Scotstarvit Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    The Howe of Fife

    Scotstarvit Tower is a handsome and well-built tower, believed to have been built in the 15th century.

  6. 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.

  7. Arniston House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Gorebridge

    Arniston House is a magnificent William Adam, Palladian style mansion house set in acres of beautiful parkland just 11 miles from Edinburgh. It has been home to the Dundas family for over 400 years. We invite you to come and visit us.

  8. Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welcome to Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre

  9. Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Visit this tribute to the community of Lockerbie at the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor’s Centre, situated by the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance.

  10. 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.

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