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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. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy, now a romantic ruin is believed to have been standing in the 14th Century however there are sadly no surviving pictures, since the Castle and virtually all its contents were destroyed by fire in 1716.

  2. Rutherglen Town Hall

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Rutherglen

    Rutherglen Town Hall was constructed in the mid-19th century in the Scottish Baronial style and was re-opened in 2005 following a £12.5million refurbishment.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dunvegan

    Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

  4. Rosslyn Chapel

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Roslin

    Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

  5. Smailholm Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Kelso

    Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.

  6. House Of The Binns

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Bo'ness

    Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, this house contains a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain, and is set within stunning acreage.

  7. 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.

  8. Paxton House, Gallery And Country Park

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Paxton

    Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adam. Today it boasts many fantastic attractions for a great day out.

  9. Falkland Palace and Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Falkland

    Set in the picturesque village of Falkland, this palace was the favourite retreat of the Stuart dynasty, especially Mary Queen of Scots who visited for the hunting, hawking and tennis.

  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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