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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. Dunfermline Palace & Abbey

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Dunfermline

    Dunfermline Palace and Abbey are the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century.

  2. Westerkirk Library

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Holding over 8000 books, from the 18th century to the present, Westerkirk Library is the oldest library still in use in Scotland.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Provand's Lordship

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471 and is the oldest house in Glasgow.

  6. Ellisland Farm

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    Explore the former home of Robert Burns, which today it is one of the leading visitor attractions in Dumfries dedicated to Scotland's national poet.

  7. Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Annan

    A museum devoted to writer and historian Thomas Carlyle, one of the most influential thinkers in 19th century Britain.

  8. Old Gala House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Galashiels

    Old Gala House And Scott Gallery is an impressive building boasting a history spanning five centuries.

  9. The Fair Maid's House

    Type

    Science Centres

    Gradings

    Perth Area

    Welcome to The Fair Maid's House

  10. 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.

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