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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. Castle Kennedy Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    Stranraer

    Magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens are among the most famous and the most child friendly in Scotland

  2. 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.

  3. Spynie Palace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Moray Firth

    The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.

  4. 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.

  5. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Gretna Green

    Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.

  6. Gradings

    Fraserburgh

    Built for the Fraser family, this fine 16th-century castle was altered in 1787 to incorporate the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses.

  7. Gladstone's Land

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, Gladstone's Land provides a unique glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th century.

  8. Trinity House Maritime Museum

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An outstanding collection of maritime memorabilia inside an elegant Georgian building.

  9. Alloa Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic House
    3 Historic House

    Alloa

    Fully restored and furnished, Alloa Tower is the largest surviving keep in Scotland, dating back to the 14th century.

  10. Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Kirriemuir

    Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only four in Scotland - is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the Pavilion on Kirrie Hill. It provides a fascinating glimpse into another era and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

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