Places of Interest in Scotland
Places of Interest in Scotland (126)
Interesting places and location in Scotland. Find facts and descriptions of Scottish towns, castles, Islands and other Scottish travel destinations in an informal yet informative layout.
A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 5,000 years ago. Many crannogs were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), registered charity no. SCO18418.
A printing time-capsule featuring a completely restored Victorian printing works. Visitors can watch and experience for themselves the almost forgotten craft of hand typesetting.
The 18th-century Broughton House was home and studio to the artist E A Hornel (one of the 'Glasgow Boys') from 1901 until his death in 1933. He twice lived in Japan and this influenced many of his paintings, some of which are still on display today. The fascinating garden shows the influences of Hornel's time in Japan and is always full of colour.
Nestling on a hillside in the Fife countryside, this early 20th-century family home is a gem. The house was remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and showcases a notable collection of superb French, Chippendale-style and vernacular furniture along with paintings by Raeburn, Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists.
This imposing castle stands in rich Morayshire parkland. Dating from the 16th century, Brodie has unusual plaster ceilings, a major art collection and tells the fascinating story of the Brodie family.
The Royal Palace of Falkland, built between 1501 and 1541 and set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots.
Within easy reach of city residents, this unique walled garden contains plants and designs of particular interest to domestic gardeners and includes fountains and a woodland walk.
Home to the Pringles and Scotts, Smailholm is a prominent landmark that proved inspirational to Sir Walter Scott who is buried at nearby Dryburgh Abbey.