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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. Monteviot House Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Jedburgh

    The river garden planted with herbaceous shrubs is only 1 of a few gardens to be visited on site. The pinetum is full of unusual trees and a nearby water garden is linked by bridges. Coach parties by arrangement.

  3. Ellisland Farm

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    Explore the former home of Robert Burns, which today it is one of the leading visitor attractions in Dumfries dedicated to Scotland's national poet.

  4. Cowane's Hospital

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Built by rich local merchant John Cowane in 1637 as an Almshouse for 'decayed members of the Guild of Merchants', this former guildhall commonly hosts concerts.

  5. Stanley Mills

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Perth

    Stanley Mills is a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.

  6. Traquair House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Innerleithen

    Visit the oldest inhabited house in Scotland and discover its fascinating history. This is a magical day out for all the family.

  7. Sma’ Shot Cottages

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Paisley

    The Sma' Shot Cottage complex is unique in Scotland and allows a great opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history.

  8. Castlemilk Stables

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    A refurbished 17th Century Stables Block designed by David Hamilton and restored and re-purposed by Cassiltoun Trust.

  9. Gladstone's Land

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, Gladstone's Land provides a unique glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th century.

  10. Hill Of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Cupar

    Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse is one of Scotland’s finest Edwardian mansionhouses, and is home to an amazing collection of furniture, antiques and paintings.

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