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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. North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    North Queensferry

    The world's smallest working light tower sits in North Queensferry, alongside one of the engineering wonders of the world.

  2. Hopetoun House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    South Queensferry

    Hopetoun House, Scotland's finest stately home, is an important part of European architectural heritage situated in South Queensferry, outside Edinburgh.

  3. Bowhill House & Country Estate

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Selkirk

    Bowhill is a five star attraction with much to offer visitors, including: GUIDED HOUSE TOURS, THEATRE, ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, WALKING TRAILS, RANGER LED ACTIVITIES & EVENTS, TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP SOFT PLAY

  4. Scotland's Secret Bunker

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    St Andrews

    Hidden beneath a Scottish Farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland's Secret Underground Nuclear Command Bunker.

  5. 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.

  6. Skaill House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dounby

    See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.

  7. Smailholm Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Kelso

    Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.

  8. Manderston

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Duns

    Manderston is an Edwardian mansion set in 56 acres of formal gardens, located just outside of Duns in the Scottish Borders.

  9. Britannia Panopticon Music hall

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The worlds oldest surviving music hall, Now with the recently restored 1920's stage! Built in 1857, the Britannia Panopticon stands as testament to Glasgow's bawdy, saucy and lewd entertainment history.

  10. The Globe Inn (Dumfries)

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Whether you are a Robert Burns enthusiast or just fancy a pint and some good food, The Globe Inn is a must visit.

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