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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. Falkland Palace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Falkland

    Set in the picturesque village of Falkland, this palace was the favourite retreat of the Stuart dynasty and a former residence of Mary Queen of Scots.

  2. Colzium Estate and Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Kilsyth

    This country estate in Kilsyth features a mansion house, walled garden and ruined castle.

  3. Stanley Mills

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Perth

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

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Stirling

    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

  5. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

  6. John Muir's Birthplace, Dunbar

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Dunbar

    The birthplace of John Muir has been transformed into a stunning Interpretative Centre highlighting the work of the man known as 'the father of modern conservation'.

  7. Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    This award winning eco-building houses the Lismore Gaelic heritage museum, thatched cottage, Cafe and Gift Shop.

  8. Gunsgreen House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Eyemouth

    This John Adam house was built in 1753 with a plethora of fascinating secrets. Today it is a historic house, visitor attraction, and self-catering accommodation.

  9. 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.

  10. Barry Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Carnoustie

    Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel, and the sound and smell of grinding corn in this early 19th century working mill.

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