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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. Gradings

    South Mainland

    Welcome to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

  2. Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

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

  3. 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.

  4. North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

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    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.

  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. Paxton House, Gallery And Country Park

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Paxton

    Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adam. Today it boasts many fantastic attractions for a great day out.

  7. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  8. Hopetoun House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    South Queensferry

    Hopetoun House, Scotland's finest stately home, is an important part of European architectural heritage situated in South Queensferry, outside Edinburgh.

  9. The Scottish Parliament

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Visit the home of the Scottish Parliament, in the heart of the Old Town World Heritage Site.

  10. Dunblane Cathedral

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Dunblane

    Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful medieval church in Dunblane which dates as far back as the 12th century.

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