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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. Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Kirriemuir

    "Enjoy stunning countryside views from Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, gifted to the town by the famous author and playwright JM Barrie in 1930. "

  2. Moirlanich Longhouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic House
    3 Historic House

    Killin

    An outstanding example of a traditional cruck frame cottage and byre, dating from the mid 19th century.

  3. 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.

  4. Holmwood House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Giffnock

    Holmwood House is a unique villa that has been described as the finest domestic design of the renowned Scottish architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

  5. Quendale Watermill, Visitor Centre & Craft Shop

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    South Mainland

    The Quendale Watermill is a beautifully restored 19th century overshot watermill complete with visitor centre and café.

  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. Lochmaben Castle

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Lochmaben's magnificent ruins are a fine example of a 14th-century Z-plan Scottish tower house.

  8. Mellerstain House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Gordon

    Robert Adam's masterpiece. "The perfect garden and most wonderful house!"

  9. The Old Steeple

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dundee City

    Welcome to The Old Steeple

  10. The North Ronaldsay Trust - Lighthouse Tours

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.

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