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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. 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.

  2. The Tenement House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse of life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the form of a faithfully restored house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century.

  3. Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Annan

    A museum devoted to writer and historian Thomas Carlyle, one of the most influential thinkers in 19th century Britain.

  4. Palace of Holyroodhouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat.

  5. House Of Dun And Garden

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Montrose

    This handsome Georgian house boasts stunning interiors and outside, visitors can explore the garden and woodland walk.

  6. Duff House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Banff

    Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.

  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. Callendar House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 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.

  9. Repentance Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Standing on Trailtrow Hill, Repentance Tower formed part of a chain of defense posts which warned against English raiding parties who crossed the border.

  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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