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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 Old Steeple

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dundee City

    Welcome to The Old Steeple

  2. Borders Textile Towerhouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 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.

  3. The Tolbooth

    Type

    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Once Stirling’s town hall, the Tolbooth has since established itself as one of Scotland’s most popular venues for live music and the arts.

  4. 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.

  5. St Ronan's Wells Interpretive Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Innerleithen

    Discover the history of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, and their connections with Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg.

  6. North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    North Queensferry

    The world's smallest working light tower sits in North Queensferry, alongside one of the engineering wonders of the world.

  7. St. John's Kirk of Perth

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Perth

    Welcome to St. John's Kirk of Perth, one of Scotland's most important burgh churches . It is Perth's most ancient building, and sits at the very centre of the old Royal Burgh. Its unique broach spire has dominated Perth for over 500 years

  8. Alloa Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic House
    3 Historic House

    Alloa

    Fully restored and furnished, Alloa Tower is the largest surviving keep in Scotland, dating back to the 14th century.

  9. George Heriot's Trust - Historic Building

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    One of the historic landmarks of the city of Edinburgh.

  10. Drumcoltran Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

    Located 7 miles north east of Dalbeattie, Drumcoltran Tower is a fortified mid 16th century L plan tower house, adjacent to mid 18th century farmhouse.

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