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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. The North Ronaldsay Trust - Lighthouse Tours

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Orkney

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

  2. Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Orkney

    Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.

  3. Mull Of Galloway Lighthouse

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Drummore

    Climb the 114 steps of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse for some of the best view s in south west Scotland, and explore the lighthouse exhibition.

  4. Palace of Holyroodhouse

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat.

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    Fraserburgh

    Built for the Fraser family, this fine 16th-century castle was altered in 1787 to incorporate the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses.

  6. Harbourmaster's House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dysart

    The Harbourmaster's House is home to Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and Fife’s coastal centre. It offers information on the history of, and things to see and do on, the Fife Coastal Path.

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    Montrose

    Dunninald Castle is a family home with an acclaimed walled garden, set in a planned landscape of woods and wild garden, .

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dalmellington

    Welcome to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory,

  9. Borders Textile Towerhouse

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Hawick

    Set in the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre, the Borders Textile Towerhouse is an exciting attraction the whole family will love.

  10. RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Stranraer

    Find out about the local birds and wildlife at the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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