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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 Blackhouse, Arnol

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Lewis

    This traditional Lewis thatched house is fully furnished, complete with an attached barn, byre and stackyard.

  2. Dumfries House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Cumnock

    Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dalmellington

    Welcome to The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

  4. 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.

  5. Mellerstain House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Gordon

    Robert Adam's masterpiece. "The perfect garden and most wonderful house!"

  6. Skaill House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dounby

    See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.

  7. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  8. Britannia Panopticon Music hall

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Come and see the world’s oldest surviving music hall – The Britannia Panopticon Only a few steps from busy Argyle Street. Opened in 1857 as Britannia Music Hall it is famed for the debut of Stan Laurel and early cinema. Now a living museum.

  9. The Water Mill

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Motherwell

    Welcome to The Water Mill

  10. Castle Kennedy Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    Stranraer

    Magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens are among the most famous and the most child friendly in Scotland

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