History And Culture

Always wanted to find out more about Edinburgh's past? Then start uncovering just what went on in days gone by, by looking through our listings.

Auld Toun Walking Tours

Auld Toun Walking Tours

NA NA, Edinburgh Old Town NA
Discover the people behind Edinburgh’s stories with walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town.
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Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle NA, Blackness EH49 7NH
Blackness Castle stands by the Firth of Forth, at the port that served the royal burgh of Linlithgow in medieval times.
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11th Nov Winter Warmer Walk: Blackness
13th Jan Winter Wildlife Workshop
Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh South EH16 4SY
Craigmillar is one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved castles. It began as a simple tower-house residence. Gradually, over time, it developed into...
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1st Nov - 4th Nov Spotlight on Mary
Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle

NA NA, Dirleton EH39 5ER
Dirleton Castle hase some of the oldest castle architecture surviving in Scotland – the de Vaux towers, built around 1240.
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Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

NA High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery: the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century.
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.Battles and sieges were fought over...
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22nd Sep Inglis’ Amazons
24th Sep In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
24th Sep Their Name Liveth
26th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
27th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
28th Sep Bolts and Bodkins
29th Sep Their Name Liveth
30th Sep Their Name Liveth
2nd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
3rd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
4th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
5th Oct Women of Independence
5th Oct Knight at the Castle
6th Oct Their Name Liveth
7th Oct Their Name Liveth
9th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
10th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
11th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
12th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
13th Oct Schiltron!
14th Oct Schiltron!
17th Oct Music Through the Ages
18th Oct Music Through the Ages
19th Oct Music Through the Ages
20th Oct - 21st Oct Medieval Fashion
23rd Oct Bolts and Bodkins
24th Oct Bolts and Bodkins
25th Oct - 26th Oct Queen Margaret’s Castle
27th Oct Schiltron!
28th Oct Schiltron!
29th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
30th Oct An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots
1st Nov Bolts and Bodkins
2nd Nov Bolts and Bodkins
3rd Nov Inglis’ Amazons
4th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
6th Nov - 8th Nov 1918: Victory and Remembrance
10th Nov Their Name Liveth
11th Nov Their Name Liveth
12th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
13th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
14th Nov Gun Salutes 2018
16th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
17th Nov Schiltron!
18th Nov Schiltron!
19th Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd Nov Rob Roy MacGregor
23rd Nov Kilts and Captivity
24th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
25th Nov Inglis’ Amazons
27th Nov Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs
28th Nov Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs
29th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
30th Nov Bolts and Bodkins
1st Dec Schiltron!
2nd Dec Schiltron!
3rd Dec - 5th Dec Meet the Barbersurgeon
7th Dec - 23rd Dec Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle
8th Dec Kilts and Captivity
9th Dec Music Through the Ages
15th Dec Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
18th Dec Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
20th Dec - 22nd Dec Traditions and Tales of Christmas
23rd Dec A Very Mary Christmas
24th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
28th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
29th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
30th Dec A Very Mary Christmas
31st Dec Bolts and Bodkins
26th Jan - 29th Jan Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle
7th Feb - 12th Feb Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland
Gladstones Land

Gladstones Land

477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NT
The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic...
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Greater Grassmarket

Greater Grassmarket

Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District 39 Grassmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2HS
Steeped in some of Edinburgh’s greatest history, Greater Grassmarket is only a minutes' walk from the popular Royal Mile and visitor favourite, the...
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22nd Sep Grassmarket Weekly Market
29th Sep Grassmarket Weekly Market
6th Oct Grassmarket Weekly Market
13th Oct Grassmarket Weekly Market
20th Oct Grassmarket Weekly Market
27th Oct Grassmarket Weekly Market
3rd Nov Grassmarket Weekly Market
10th Nov Grassmarket Weekly Market
17th Nov Grassmarket Weekly Market
24th Nov Grassmarket Weekly Market
1st Dec Grassmarket Weekly Market
8th Dec Grassmarket Weekly Market
15th Dec Grassmarket Weekly Market
22nd Dec Grassmarket Weekly Market
29th Dec Grassmarket Weekly Market
Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirk

1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QQ
Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since...
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Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL
Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland\'s finest stately home at its heart. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun...
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26th Sep Autumn Wander
3rd Nov Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX
The John Gray Centre brings together East Lothian Council’s Archaeology, Museum, Archive and Local History Services, alongside Haddington’s branch library.
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John Knox House

John Knox House

43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR
Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room. Look out for the tricks and traps to fool intruders; hunt for...
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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle...
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23rd Sep Mr Barton’s Theatricals
24th Sep The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books
3rd Oct Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.
4th Oct Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh
6th Oct Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.
7th Oct Lauriston Castle Tour - BSL Signed
13th Oct Picnic and Play with Licketyspit
14th Oct Autumn Wreaths
16th Oct The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn
18th Oct Halloween Wand Making Workshop
20th Oct Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival
21st Oct Decorative Scrap Paper Tree
24th Oct Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland
26th Oct Edinburgh Ghost Stories
26th Oct The Twilight Seance
27th Oct Out of the Leftfield
27th Oct - 28th Oct The Haunted Hunt
28th Oct The Spooky Castle
4th Nov Puppet Workshop Theatre
6th Nov Hunting, Shooting and Fishing: The Architecture of Highland Holidays
9th Nov - 10th Nov A Reunion with Death
14th Nov Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye
18th Nov Sparkling Snowmen
19th Nov Meet Me at Maules
21st Nov The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh
27th Nov Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories
1st Dec Enchanted Christmas Pictures
2nd Dec Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918
3rd Dec A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas
5th Dec Magical Christmas Scenes
9th Dec A Family Christmas at Lauriston
14th Dec Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands
15th Dec Fresh Green Wreaths
16th Dec Magical Wreaths
19th Dec Atmosphere | Scrooge
22nd Dec Magic Show: Christmas Tricks
Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

NA Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL
Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow Palace was built and added to over two centuries by the Stewart kings...
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16th Oct Linlithgow Holiday Club: Wildlife Superheroes
26th Oct - 28th Oct The Linlithgow ExFEARience
9th Dec Winter Warmer Walk: Linlithgow
10th Feb Winter Wildlife Wander
Military Museum Scotland

Military Museum Scotland

Legion Hall Louis Braille Avenue, Wilkieston , Kirknewton EH27 8EJ
Come and learn about the Scottish involvement in the British military from WW1 to the present day at the Military Museum Scotland!
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National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland

NA East Fortune Airfield, NA EH39 5LF
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Climb on...
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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...
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28th Sep Magic Carpet
29th Sep Record Fair
5th Oct Magic Carpet Minis
12th Oct Magic Carpet
26th Oct Magic Carpet Minis
2nd Nov Magic Carpet
9th Nov Magic Carpet Minis
16th Nov Magic Carpet
23rd Nov Magic Carpet Minis
30th Nov Magic Carpet
7th Dec Magic Carpet Minis
14th Dec Magic Carpet
21st Dec Magic Carpet Minis
National War Museum

National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included...
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Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument

32 Calton Hill, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA
The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Weather permitting, the Trafalgar flag signal...
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Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum

NA Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX
Prestongrange is a free open- air museum, that tells 700 years of industrial heritage history. Family friendly, with lots to see and do!
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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens Princes Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2HG
Princes Street Gardens lies at centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, within New Town and Old Town Outstanding Conservation Areas. It is listed in...
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16th Nov - 5th Jan Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
8th Dec Sleep in the Park - Edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

NA Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU
Owned by The Earl and Countess of RosslynRosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel...
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Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument East Princes Street Gardens , Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2EJ
The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument...
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Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums

NA Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
Surgeons' Hall Museums is home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the World, open to the public since 1832.
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29th Sep Comic Book Creation Workshop
11th Oct Chinese Medicine and Well-being-Drawing Inspiration from Chinese Ink
26th Oct The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration
5th Nov Surgery and Emotion in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era
26th Nov Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation
The Cadies & Witchery Tours

The Cadies & Witchery Tours

84 West Bow, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2HH
The award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours invite you to join our fearless phantoms for a suspenseful and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh's Old Town. Step...
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The Edinburgh Dungeon

The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DF
The Edinburgh Dungeon is an 80 minute journey through 1000 years of Scotland's horrible history. Tours leave around 10 minutes apart and guided by a full...
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6th Oct - 5th Nov Séance at Edinburgh Dungeon
The Georgian House

The Georgian House

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town EH2 4DR
The north side of Charlotte Square is Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture. The Georgian House, with its elegant furnished interior, is located...
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.Located at the bottom...
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30th Sep Recitals for Wrigglers
2nd Oct Canaletto & the Art of Venice: BSL tour
13th Oct Portrait Masterclass
The Peoples Story Museum

The Peoples Story Museum

163 Canongate , Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BN
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people. From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brough...
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The Real Mary Kings Close

The Real Mary Kings Close

2 Warriston's Close, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1PG
The Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The city’s deepest secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained...
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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Drive, Leith EH6 6JJ
Visit the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor). The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing...
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History And Culture in East Renfrewshire

Barrhead Heritage Trail

Barrhead Heritage Trail

East Renfrewshire Council Offices Main Street, Barrhead G781SY
The Barrhead Heritage Trail is comprised of three specially designed walks each of which takes in various sites of historical value around the town. Each...
Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB
Set immaculately in the grounds of a Grade-A listed Georgian House, Greenbank provides ample inspiration for gardeners, whilst a wander through the soaring...
The Eaglesham Heritage Trail

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail

, Eaglesham G76 0AR
The Eaglesham Heritage Trail was the first project to be undertaken by the Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Development Trust. It comprises of 12 panels...

History And Culture in Fife

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens , Aberdour KY3 0SL
Aberdour Castle has seen 500 years of noble living, serving as a residence to the powerful Mortimer, Randolph and Douglas families. Today, its ruined...
Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH
Blackfriars Chapel was built in the 1520s as an addition to the church of the Dominican Friars, built about 10 years earlier.It didn’t last long, though...
British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB
Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof. Discover...
Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey Kirk Street, Culross KY12 8JD
Culross Abbey was built in the 1200s and survived until the Reformation, when the abbey church became the parish church. Culross is said to have been...
Culross Palace

Culross Palace

Culross Palace , Culross KY12 8JH
Get a sense of what it would have been like to live in Culross Palace in its prime, with original painted woodwork and beautifully restored 17th- and...
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace St Margarets Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE
Some of Scotland’s greatest medieval monarchs were laid to rest at Dunfermline Abbey. Founded as a priory, Dunfermline was made an abbey by David I...
Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU
Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist.Inspired by the grand châteaux...
Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF
A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres,offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities...
Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

, Nr Cuparu KY15 5PB
Hill of Tarvit was originally known as Wemyss Hall. In 1904, the new owner, Frederick Sharp, commissioned architect Robert Lorimer to transform the 17th...
Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey Inchcolm Island, Burntisland KY3 0UA
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. Originally a priory founded...
Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2RE
Medieval atmosphere meets Victorian style at Kellie Castle. The oldest parts date back to the 14th century, but the whole interior was overhauled in the...
Museum Of Communication

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA
The Museum has a major collection — over 40 tonnes — of artefacts covering electrostatics, telegraphy, telephony, audio, radio, television and video...
Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle , Kirkcaldy KY1 2QG
Ravenscraig Castle was begun for Queen Mary of Gueldres in 1460. But its time as a royal residence was short-lived, and the castle was soon granted to...
Scottish Fisheries Museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB
Our principal aim, in all of our efforts with regard to the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to excite...
St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR
Explore a castle caught in the Protestant Reformation struggle for hearts and minds. St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state...
St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL
What to see and doFind out how the cathedral dominated Scottish religion until 1560, as headquarters of the medieval Scottish ChurchMarvel at its scale...
St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP
It’s all going ON at St Andrews Museum - a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park. We have a lively series of temporary...

History And Culture in Glasgow

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum Cowgate, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN
The Auld Kirk Museum is located on one of the oldest sites in Kirkintilloch. The museum houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international...
Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle , Maybole KA19 7LY
Blairquhan is one of the finest Regency castles in Scotland. The Castle has been discreetly modernised to provide very comfortable facilities and a unique...
Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1XH
A unique collection of information on the history and culture of Clydebank and surrounding area including the villages of Duntocher, Hardgate and Old...
Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1UE
Clydebank Museum opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for...
Crookston Castle

Crookston Castle

Brockburn Road, Glasgow South Side G53 5RY
Crookston Castle is Glasgow's only surviving medieval castle.Crookston Castle Sits High on top of natural Hill high above the levern water.The Castle...
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE
Packed to the turrets with antique furniture and furnishings, artworks, porcelain and other fascinating period objects, Culzean Castle is a superb example...
Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL
Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire.No longer...
Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...
Dramble Tours

Dramble Tours

, Various Locations Glasgow
Dramble Tours combines two fun activities in a unique WHISKY WALKING TOUR of Glasgow. Join us on a 5 hour informative historical walking tour through...
Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ
Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.Highlights• The stunning views – from the White Tower...
Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield Heritage Centre

1030-1048 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 4QU
For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde. Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed...
Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH
It is housed in an iconic building in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library. GoMA plays an important part in the city’s...
Garrison House

Garrison House

Garrison House Glasgow Street, Millport KA28 0DJ
Fully restored to its former glory in 2008, Garrison House now boasts the local NHS Medical Centre, a state of the art Library, the Museum of the Cumbraes...
George Square

George Square

George Square George Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 1DU
George Square is the principal civic square in Glasgow. It is named after King George III. Laid out in 1781, George Square is today home to the headquarters...
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0QZ
Glasgow Cathedral is a medieval cathedral which has an active Christian congregation in the Church of Scotland.As an active Christian congregation of...
Glasgow Central Tours

Glasgow Central Tours

Glasgow Central Station Gordon Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3SL
Explore one of Glasgow's most iconic landmarks, from the platforms to the subterranean vaults on a Glasgow Central Tour!The tour explores many parts of...
Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers George Square, Glasgow City Centre G2 1DU
The focal point of George Square is one of the city’s most iconic and imposing buildings, the City Chambers, whose magnificence tells the story of the...
Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

54 Bell Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1LQ
Established in 2007, we champion the city’s unique architecture and built environment and promote and encourage the understanding, appreciation and...
Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

, Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see...
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN
It's a vast building with rooms full of fantastic objects, from animals to armour, fine art to fossils, and much, much more. The main collections stored...
Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis

70 Cathedral Square, Glasgow City Centre G4 0UZ
The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. It is on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. Fifty thousand...
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002 and is a registered charity (SC034066).The Trust has since 2003 leased the former Bridgeton...
Holmwood House

Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow South Side G44 3YU
It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman. Many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.Thomson's original room decoration...
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
We are one of Glasgow's finest wedding & conference venues whilst also being an excellent rescource to visitors as a cultural attraction.House for an...
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG
The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh. Within...
Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle , Inveraray PA32 8XE
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast...
Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed...
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive,...
Mackintosh Queens Cross

Mackintosh Queens Cross

Queens Cross Garscube Road, Glasgow West End G20 7EL
Commissioned in 1896 by the Free Church, the simplicity of the design is inspiring. The windows are Gothic in character, yet are infused with the Mackintosh...
Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT
Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays....
Pollok House

Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
Above stairs, the lavish family rooms are packed full of period furniture and furnishings, as well as the UK’s finest collection of Spanish art, including...
Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB
Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.The Provand's Lordship, which was built in 1471...
Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting on the banks of the River Clyde.At Riverside Museum...
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
Visitors can follow the poet's life and legacy, from his birth in the humble cottage built by his father, to the phenomenal output of songs and music...
Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB
Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built...
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH
The building was built in 1989 in Scottish baronial style by Ian Begg. It was designed to reflect the architecture of the Bishops’ Castle, the site...
Tenement House

Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow West End G3 6QN
The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four...
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD
Built in 1857 by Thomas Gildard and H. M. McFarlane, it has hosted some of the biggest names on the Music hall circuit. In 1906 Stan Laurel made his first...
The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RF
Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style...
The Govan Stones Project

The Govan Stones Project

Govan Old Church Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3UU
Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde...
The Hill House

The Hill House

The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation...
The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS
The Clyde Maritime Trust (Scottish Charity No: SC004608) owns the barque Glenlee, the principal exhibit at The Tall Ship at Riverside. Of the many hundreds...
Trades House of Glasgow

Trades House of Glasgow

Trades Hall Glassford Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1UH
The Trades House of Glasgow was established in 1605 and is now a registered Scottish Charity widely viewed as a centre of excellence in the administration...
Willow Tea Rooms

Willow Tea Rooms

97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3HF
A visit to The Willow Tea Rooms is a must for anyone interested in enjoying tasty traditional food and drinks in an atmospheric setting.Owned by Anne...

History And Culture in Lanarkshire

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH
Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The...
Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum North Back Road, Biggar
The Albion Museum sits back from North Back Road, Biggar and houses vehicles of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899...
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ
For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district. It was one of the first small-...
Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL
Explore a castle hotly fought over during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently...
Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
Chatelherault was built on 1732 by the Scottish architect William Adam as a hunting lodge for the Dukes and Duchess's of Hamilton.Chatelherault is available...
Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates...
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
Attractions in the village include the New Lanark Mill Hotel and New Lanark Visitor Centre, one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000...
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is located at the top of Hamilton Road, just opposite the station. Due to the relocation of the council archives and...
Shotts Heritage Centre

Shotts Heritage Centre

Located within Shotts Library Benhar Road, Shotts ML7 5EN
Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...
Strathaven Town Mill Arts and Heritage Centre

Strathaven Town Mill Arts and Heritage Centre

1 Stonehouse Road, Strathaven ML10 6LF
The Town Mill was built in the 17th century in the shadow of Strathaven Castle, another well known historic landmark. Known throughout the county for...
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD
Summerlee's 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks, a fore-runner in the use of the innovative hot-blast iron smelting...
The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT
Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead Village is unique, being the only museum dedicated to lead mining in Scotland. We do guided tours of our Lead mine,...

History And Culture in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG
Founded in 1163 as a Cluniac Monastery, Paisley Abbey retains its medieval nave with transepts and choir restored in 19th and 20th Centuries. It has Royal...
Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA
Among our treasures, pride of place goes to The Arbuthnott Missal, a rare medieval manuscript and one of only a few that survived the Reformation in Scotland...
Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS
The museum is staffed by volunteers and can be found on the first floor of the Mile End Mill on Seedhill Road. Admission is free but donations are always...
Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697

Unit 4, Paisley Shopping Centre 23 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AQ
Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC043647) dedicated to the regeneration of Paisley and Renfrewshire through...
Sma Shot Cottages

Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG
The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving...
Weavers Cottage

Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG
Step into Weaver’s Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry.This restored...

History And Culture in Stirling and Falkirk

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower Alloa Park, Alloa FK10 1PP
Take a whistle-stop tour through 700 years of Scottish history at Scotland’s largest and oldest keep, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine...
Argylls Lodging

Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG
Argyll’s Lodging is Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.It was a residence of the Earl of Stirling and later...
Callendar House

Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR
Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...
Church of the Holy Rude

Church of the Holy Rude

Church of the Holy Rude St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED
Founded in 12th century, the Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling.The church occupies a magnificent location on the shoulder...
Cowanes Hospital

Cowanes Hospital

49 St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED
Cowane’s Hospital is a 17th century almshouse in the historic city of Stirling. It is also known as The Guildhall, as the Stirling Guildry have held...
Doune Castle

Doune Castle

Doune Castle Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6EA
Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which...
Duncarron Medieval Village

Duncarron Medieval Village

Clanranald Trust for Scotland Carron Valley, Nr Denny FK6 5JL
Duncarron is the complete reproduction of a fortified village from the early Middle Ages of Scotland. It is the reconstruction of a typical residence...
Kinneil House

Kinneil House

Kinneil House and Estate NA, Bo'ness EH51 0PR
Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was the chief seat of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family. Subject to extensions and refurbishments...
Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum Duchess Anne Cottages, Boness EH51 0PR
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House.On its ground floor, redesigned and reopened in Spring 2015, is the story...
Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling...
Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail St John St, Stirling FK8 1EA
For 400 years, Stirling's prisoners were kept in the old Tollbooth Jail. It was a stinking, overcrowded, place. There came pressure for improvement and...
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.The Museum traces the history of the 91st...
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Heritage Centre Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ
In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would...
The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

NA Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY
A place to explore your built heritageOur built heritage tells countless stories: of the people who built them, lived in them and used them. We passionately...
The National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF
The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge...
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ
The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history. The...

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