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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. Abbotsford

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Melrose

    Abbotsford is the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist and poet of "Waverley", "Ivanhoe", and "Lady of the Lake".

  2. Chatelherault

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Hamilton

    Chatelherault is an 18th century hunting lodge and summer house built for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton and is now the gateway to Chatelherault Country Park.

  3. Callendar House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 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.

  4. Gradings

    Stirling

    Iona is Stirling's Heritage Artist. Come and live her work.

  5. 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.

  6. Borders Textile Towerhouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Hawick

    Set in the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre, the Borders Textile Towerhouse is an exciting attraction the whole family will love.

  7. Stanley Mills

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Perth

    Stanley Mills is a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.

  8. Lennoxlove House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Haddington

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

  9. House For An Art Lover

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow South Side

    House for an Art Lover was designed by the internationally renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is situated in Bellahouston Park.

  10. Òran Mór

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Glasgow West End

    Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor, Gaelic for great melody of life or big song, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow's West End.

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