Balcaskie House is a 16th-century tower house owned by William Bruce, one of Scotland's leading architects. He laid out the formal terraced gardens and extended the tower house to crate an elegant mansion. The dining room has beautiful frescoes and family portraits. Pittenweem,
The ruins of a great Benedictine priory founded by Queen Margaret in the 1070's and elevated to abbey status by David I in 1128. Substantial remains of the church, domestic buildings and palace still stand. The western part of the building is the nave of the Abbey church, and the eastern end serves as the parish kirk. St Margaret's Street,
Scotland, KY12 7PE
Falkland was the country retreat of the Stewart kings and queens of Scotland, located within easy reach of Edinburgh, yet far enough distant to provide a welcome escape. Here the royal court could indulge in hawking and hunting, plus more genteel recreations like archery. Falkland boasts the oldest real (or 'royal') tennis court in the world, built in 1539 for James V. Falkland,
Scotland, KY15 7BU
Hill of Tarvit House is an attractive Edwardian mansion was built on the site of an earlier house by architect Sir Robert Lorimer in 1906 for Frederick Sharp, a wealthy jute merchant from Dundee. Sharp wanted a suitable showpiece to display his collections of fine furniture and paintings, including paintings by such masters as Raeburn and Ramsay.
Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scots, and takes the throne. The event was later sensationalised in the play by Shakespeare as a truly dreadful deed, but in truth a lot of rulers were murdered in those turbulent times!