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Historic Attractions in Scotland

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Gearrannan Black House Village

Carloway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AL

This restored blackhouse village includes a museum, cafe, gift shop, and live interpretation. Enjoy the wonderful scenery.

Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS)

Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

Into a life tragically cut short at the age of 54, Hugh Miller packed careers as a stonemason, bank accountant, geologist…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Bachelor's Club (NTS)

Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB

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

John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre

Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

The oldest house on the Royal Mile, with an exhibition on its two most famous residents. John Knox and James Mossman.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Quendale Watermill

Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

This beautifully restored mill with its overshot wheel, is in full working order. There are regular guided tours of the…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)

Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG

Thomas Carlyle, the famous writer and historian was born here in 1795. The house is furnished as it would have been in...

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Tartan Weaving Mill

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This historic building constructed in 1851 was for many years the principal reservoir of the city of Edinburgh.

Glenfinnan Monument (NTS)

Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, PH37 4LT

This impressive monument was erected in 1815 by Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale in tribute to the clansmen who fought…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Waverley Station

Edinburgh, EH1 1BB

The largest mainline station outside London, Waverley was created in 1858.

Queen Mary’s Bath House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This late 16th century building is next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Bonar Bridge

Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK

New Abbey Cornmill (HS)

By Dumfries, DG2 8BX

A carefully renovated 18th century water-powered oatmeal mill in full working order.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

General Register House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The first purpose built record repository in Britain, it was designed in the late 18th century.

Westquarter Dovecot (HS)

Westquarter, Falkirk, FK2 9YT

A handsome rectangular dovecot with a heraldic panel dated 1647 over the entrace doorway.

Gladstone's Land (NTS)

Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

The building is the most important example of a 17th-century tenement building to survive in Edinburgh.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
1 Gearrannan Black House Village Carloway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AL
2 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
3 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
4 John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1SR 4 stars
5 Quendale Watermill Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JD 3 stars
6 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
7 Tartan Weaving Mill Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
8 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, PH37 4LT 3 stars
9 Waverley Station Edinburgh, EH1 1BB
10 Queen Mary’s Bath House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
11 Bonar Bridge Bonar Bridge, Scotland, UK
12 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars
13 General Register House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
14 Westquarter Dovecot (HS) Westquarter, Falkirk, FK2 9YT
15 Gladstone's Land (NTS) Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 3 stars

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