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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

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

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

  2. Mill On The Fleet

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Uncover the history and heritage of Gatehouse and Galloway’s cotton trade at Mill on the Fleet, an 18th century textile mill.

  3. 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.

  4. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Armadale

    Discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald, its most powerful clan, at our award-winning museum.

  5. Moirlanich Longhouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic House
    3 Historic House

    Killin

    An outstanding example of a traditional cruck frame cottage and byre, dating from the mid 19th century.

  6. Weaver's Cottage

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kilbarchan

    This restored 18th century cottage recreates the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver.

  7. Old Gala House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Galashiels

    Old Gala House And Scott Gallery is an impressive building boasting a history spanning five centuries.

  8. New Lanark Visitor Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    New Lanark

    The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.

  9. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  10. Stumpy Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Girvan

    Often known as Auld Stumpy, and of great historic interest, Stumpy Tower was built in the first half of the 19th century.

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