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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. Mccaig's Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Oban

    McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in the resort town of Oban in Argyll on Scotland’s west coast.

  2. Spynie Palace

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Moray Firth

    The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.

  3. 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.

  4. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Kenmore

    The Scottish Crannog Centre is an award-winning and interactive centre which shows what Iron Age life was like with a reconstructed prehistoric loch-dwelling.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Gradings

    South Mainland

    Welcome to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

  8. 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.

  9. Argyll's Lodging

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Stirling

    A mansion built around an earlier core in about 1630 and was further extended by the Earl of Argyll in the 1670s.

  10. Hill House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Helensburgh

    The finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic creations, this iconic house and gardens date back to 1902.

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