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Historic Sites

You will find evidence of many periods in our history - the earth houses and burial chambers our ancestors made, standing stones carved by the Picts, the castles built by clan chiefs, historic ships reminiscent of our maritime past and so much more.

All up the East coast you will find evidence of the Pictish people - standing stones with curious carvings, some by the roadside and others collected and housed in buildings such as an old school in Meigle, a row of cottages in St. Vigeans near Arbroath, the museum at Tain on the Black Isle, Sueno’s stone in Moray to name a few. Explore ancient castles some of which are now maintained by Historic Scotland. There are grand houses, built for the wealthy powerful families of the 17th and 18th centuries, and now many are in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Each has a distinct characteristic, be it an intricate plasterwork ceiling, fine furniture, precious porcelain, colourful tapestries, or important paintings. You might be lucky enough to visit during events such as concerts or battle enactments in the beautiful gardens of these castles and houses. If you are spending a week or more in Scotland it is worthwhile buying membership of Historic Scotland and / or The National Trust for Scotland, as the fee covers entries to all the properties in their care.

Historic Sites in Aberdeen, Grampian and Moray

Historic Sites in Angus and Dundee

Historic Sites in Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and The Forth Valley

Historic Sites in Ayrshire and Arran

Historic Sites in The Borders

Historic Sites in Dumfries and Galloway

Historic Sites in Edinburgh and The Lothians

Historic Sites in Glasgow, The Clyde Valley and Lanarkshire

Historic Sites in The Highlands and Isle of Skye

Historic Sites in The Kingdom of Fife

Historic Sites in Perthshire

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