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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 Fair Maid's House

    Type

    Science Centres

    Gradings

    Perth Area

    Welcome to The Fair Maid's House

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Drumlanrig Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Thornhill

    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

  5. Callendar House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Falkirk

    Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

  6. Bughtrig Garden

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Coldstream

    Welcome to Bughtrig Garden

  7. Spynie Palace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Moray Firth

    The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. St Magnus Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Visit the most northerly cathedral in Britain which was founded by the Viking Earl Rognvald in 1137.

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