Historic Houses in Scotland

Abbotsford House - Traquair House

Many Scottish historic houses are named 'castles'. The term castle may refer to a defensive structure that was adapted for domestic purposes by later generations. The historic houses in this section are a mixture of those that started as castles and those built only for domestic purposes. They are, on the whole, occupied today or habitable. If you can't find a favorite place here, try looking under Ruined Castles, Towerhouses and Palaces. It is best to check opening times with the local TIC or the establishment itself before visiting, as visiting times can change without notice. If you'd like to stay in a Scottish castle, see our Castle Hotels in Scotland page.

Map of all Historic Houses in Scotland

Name County Organisation Heritage Rating
Abbotsford House Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Alloa Tower Central Scotland National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Argyll's Lodging Central Scotland Historic Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Arniston House Lothian Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Ayton Castle Borders Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Balcaskie House Fife 3 Heritage Rating
Ballindalloch Castle Grampian Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Balmoral Castle Grampian 5 Heritage Rating
Biel House Lothian 4 Heritage Rating
Blair Castle Tayside Historic Houses Association 5 Heritage Rating
Bowhill Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Brechin Castle Tayside Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Brodick Castle Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Broughton House Dumfries and Galloway National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Cairness House Grampian 4 Heritage Rating
Callendar House Central Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Castle Fraser Grampian National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Castle Menzies Tayside 4 Heritage Rating
Corehouse Strathclyde Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Craigdarroch Dumfries and Galloway Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Craigston Castle Grampian 3 Heritage Rating
Crathes Castle Grampian National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Culzean Castle Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Dalmeny House Lothian Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Doune of Rothiemurchus Highlands and Islands Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Drum Castle Grampian National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Drumlanrig Castle Dumfries and Galloway Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Dumfries House Strathclyde 4 Heritage Rating
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace Fife Historic Scotland 5 Heritage Rating
Dunninald Tayside Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Dunrobin Castle Highlands and Islands Historic Houses Association 5 Heritage Rating
Falkland Palace Fife National Trust for Scotland 5 Heritage Rating
Fasque Grampian 4 Heritage Rating
Ferniehirst Castle Borders 3 Heritage Rating
Finlaystone House & Garden Strathclyde Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Floors Castle Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Georgian House Lothian National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Glamis Castle Tayside Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Gosford House Lothian Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Haddo House Grampian National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Hill House Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Hill of Tarvit Mansion Fife National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Holmwood House Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Hopetoun House Lothian Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
House of Dun Tayside National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
House of the Binns Lothian National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Inveraray Castle Strathclyde Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Kelburn Castle Strathclyde Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Lauriston Castle Lothian 3 Heritage Rating
Leith Hall Grampian National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Lennoxlove Lothian Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Manderston House Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Mellerstain House Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Monzie Castle Tayside Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Mount Stuart Strathclyde Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Newhailes Lothian National Trust for Scotland 4 Heritage Rating
Newliston Lothian Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Palace of Holyroodhouse Lothian 5 Heritage Rating
Paxton House Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Pollok House Strathclyde National Trust for Scotland 3 Heritage Rating
Rammerscales Dumfries and Galloway Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Scone Palace Tayside Historic Houses Association 5 Heritage Rating
Skaill House Highlands and Islands 3 Heritage Rating
Sorn Castle Strathclyde 3 Heritage Rating
Stobhall Tayside 4 Heritage Rating
Thirlestane Castle Borders Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Traquair House Borders Historic Houses Association 5 Heritage Rating
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