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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. Òran Mór

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Glasgow West End

    Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor, Gaelic for great melody of life or big song, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow's West End.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dunvegan

    Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

  5. Weaver's Cottage

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kilbarchan

    This restored 18th century cottage recreates the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver.

  6. Argyll's Lodging

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Stirling

    A mansion built around an earlier core in about 1630 and was further extended by the Earl of Argyll in the 1670s.

  7. Ascog Fernery

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Rothesay

    A must see attraction for visitors to Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. We are open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm and request a fee £4 per visitor.

  8. George Heriot's Trust - Historic Building

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    One of the historic landmarks of the city of Edinburgh.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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