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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. Clackmannan Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Menstrie

    Clackmannan Tower is a mighty tower house dating back to the 14th century that sits atop the summit of King’s Seat Hill in Clackmannanshire.

  2. 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.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Greenock

    Welcome to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre

  4. Chatelherault

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Hamilton

    Chatelherault is an 18th century hunting lodge and summer house built for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton and is now the gateway to Chatelherault Country Park.

  5. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

  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. 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.

  8. Lochmaben Castle

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Lochmaben's magnificent ruins are a fine example of a 14th-century Z-plan Scottish tower house.

  9. Abbot House Heritage Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Dunfermline

    With its distinctive coral-pink harled exterior and lovely medieval garden, Abbot House is an unmissable visitor experience at the centre of Dunfermline’s fine heritage quarter.

  10. Drumcoltran Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

    Located 7 miles north east of Dalbeattie, Drumcoltran Tower is a fortified mid 16th century L plan tower house, adjacent to mid 18th century farmhouse.

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