Towns in
South & Central Scotland

Historic Houses

Weaver's Cottage

This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's  cottage houses the last of the 800 looms working in this village in the  1830s.

Alloa Tower

Dating from the 1300s, Alloa Tower is one of  the largest surviving medieval tower houses.

Argyll's Lodging

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

Bachelors' Club

In this 17th-century thatched house, Robert  Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780.

Bowhill House & Country Park

The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of  Buccleuch & Queensberry KT, is in the centre of an extensive estate of hills  and valleys where history and landscape combine to provide a unique  experience.

Broughton House

18th-century town house of the Murrays of  Broughton and Cally, which was bought in 1901 by E A Hornel, the renowned artist  and member of 'The Glasgow Boys'.

Carlyle's Birthplace

The Arched House, in which Thomas Carlyle was  born on 4 December 1795 - Carlyle was a great writer and historian and one of  the most powerful influences on 19th-century British thought.

Culross Palace

This small royal burgh on the north shore of  the Forth provides a striking introduction to Scottish domestic life in the 16th  and 17th centuries.

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Top floor accomodation in this storybook  cliff-edge castle given to President Eisenhower on behalf of the people of  Scotland. An exclusive small hotel of 6 bedrooms for discerning  travellers.

Falkland Palace

The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country  residence of the Stuart kings and queens when they hunted deer and wild boar in  the Fife forest.

Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone is a large country estate near  Glasgow, seat of the current Chief of the Clan MacMillan. It is situated near  Langbank, just 10 minutes west of Glasgow International Airport.

Georgian House (Edinburgh)

The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's  masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square.

Gladstone's Land

Gladstone's Land is a typical example of a  17th-century tenement building of the overcrowded Edinburgh Old Town.

Greenbank Garden

Two-and-half acres of walled garden and 15  acres of policies surround the elegant Georgian house, built in 1764 for a  Glasgow merchant.

Hill House

The finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's  domestic creations, The Hill House sits high above the Clyde commanding fine  views over the river estuary.

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse Garden

The present house was virtually rebuilt in  1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer.

Holmwood House

Holmwood has been described as the finest  domestic design by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

House of the Binns

The House of the Binns is the historic home of  the Dalyells, among them General Tam Dalyell who raised the Royal Scots Greys  here in 1681.

Kelburn Castle Country Centre

History, Beauty, Mystery, Adventure! The home  and estate of the Earls of Glasgow. Have you explored The Secret Forest  yet?

Kellie Castle

Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the  domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland.

Lauriston Castle

City of Edinburgh Museums and  Galleries.


The beautiful Lennoxlove House, Home of the  Duke of Hamilton, just 20 miles from Edinburgh is the perfect historical  location for weddings or corporate events of any kind.

MacLellan's Castle

A castellated town house, complete except for  its roof, built by the then provost of Kirkcudbright.


Mellerstain is a Georgian stately home  situated in the Scottish Borders and open to the public.

Mount Stuart House Gardens

A Gothic palace which fused powerful  architecture with intricate details and lavish designs.

Pollok House

Pollok House built in 1740 contains a famous  collection of porcelain, paintings and furnishings.

Souter Johnnie's Cottage

The home of John Davidson, village souter  (shoemaker), who was the original Souter Johnnie of Robert Burns' Tam o'  Shanter.

Tenement House

This first-floor flat is a typical late  Victorian Glasgow tenement.

Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire is  Scotland's fairytale castle.

Torosay Castle Gardens

Torosay Castle and Gardens, Isle of  Mull.

Traquair House

A tour of Traquair Castle, originally owned by  the kings of Scotland. It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is  still lived in by their decendants, the Maxwell Stuart family.