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Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders

Gordon 01573 410225


Melrose 01896 752043

Delgatie Castle

Turriff 01888 563479


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Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ, Tel: 01896 752043, Email

Much of the stunning gardens and landscape at Abbotsford remain as they were when author Sir Walter Scott created them between 1811 and 1825.

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  • Rail station: Tweedbank (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
Floors Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Roxburghe Estates Office,, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, TD5 7SF, Tel: 01573 223333, Email

Explore the spectacular state rooms with outstanding collections of paintings, tapestries and furniture. Enjoy a hearty woodland or riverside walk to a stroll around the formal gardens.

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  • Rail station: Tweedbank (16 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Delgatie Castle

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD, Tel: 01888 563479, Email

'Best Visitor Experience' Award Winner. Dating from 1030 the Castle is steeped in Scottish history yet still has the atmosphere of a lived in home.

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG, Tel: 01573 410225, Email

Listed by The Telegraph as one of Britain's best stately homes, Mellerstain is a unique example of both William and Robert Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago.

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  • Rail station: Tweedbank (14 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Traquair House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW, Tel: 01896 830323, Email

Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause.

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  • Rail station: Galashiels, Scottish Borders (13 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, \nScottish Borders, TD8 6NX, Tel: 01450 870051, Email

Ferniehirst Castle, seat of the Clan Kerr, lies two miles south of Jedburgh in the picturesque Scottish Borders.

Dunvegan Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - Winner

Dunvegan Castle, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, IV55 8WF, Tel: 01470 521206, Email

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

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  • Rail station: Dunvegan (0 mile)
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Drummond Castle Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HZ, Tel: 01764 681433, Email

Scotland's most important formal gardens. The Italianate parterre is revealed from a viewpoint at the top of the terrace. First laid out in the 17th century and renewed in the 1950s.


Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot


Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot, East Linton, EH40 3DS, Tel: 01620 860426

Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof, was East Lothian’s last working water mill.


Monzie Castle


Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HD, Tel: 01764 653110

Built in 1791. Destroyed by fire in 1908 and rebuilt and furnished by Sir Robert Lorimer.


Unst & Yell


Shetland, ZE2 9UT, Tel: 01463 232034

Unst & Yell in Shetland.


Newark Castle


Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, nr Greenock, PA14 5NH, Tel: 01475 741858

This 15th century castle is mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell. His achievements in elegantly extending Newark are diminished by his notoriety for murdering two neighbours and beating his wife of 44 years and mother of his 16 children.


Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4QH, Tel: 01557 500262

Built in the latter half of the 12th century, the abbey was home to a community of Cistercian monks.


Glenmalloch Lodge


Newton Stewart, Dumfries And Galloway, DG8 6AG, Tel: 01628 825925

Glenmalloch Lodge represents the aristocratic philanthropy that characterised the Victorian Age. It lies in the middle of a wild glen, with wide views of the surrounding hills.




Biel, Dunbar, EH42 1SY, Tel: 01620 860355

Originally a tower house, part of the vast possessions of the Earls of Dunbar, bought by the first Lord Belhaven in 1647 and extended in the 19th century.


Castle Fraser & Garden

Historic Scotland

Sauchen, Inverurie, AB51 7LD, Tel: 0131 243 9300

Castle Fraser is an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and was the ancestral home of the Fraser family.


Duart Castle

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Isle Of Mull, Argyll, PA64 6AP, Tel: 01680 812309

Duart Castle is a 13th century fortress, brought back to life 100 years ago by Sir Fitzroy Maclean. Today, it remains the family home of the Chief of the Clan Maclean.


New Abbey Corn Mill


New Abbey Corn Mill, The Square, New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8BX, Tel: 01387 850260

The fully restored water-powered New Abbey Cornmill offers visitors a wonderful insight into Scottish rural life in years gone by.


Culzean Castle & Country Park

The National Trust for Scotland

Maybole, Ayrshire, KA19 8LE, Tel: 0844 493 2149

Robert Adam's 18th century masterpiece - a real 'castle in the air' - is perched on a cliff high above the crashing waves of the Firth of Clyde.


Callendar House


Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR, Tel: 01324 503773

Callendar House dates from the 14th century.


Arthur Lodge


Arthur Lodge, 60 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD, Tel: 0131 6675163

Arthur Lodge in Edinburgh.


Foulis Castle


Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland, IV16 9UX, Tel: 01349 830204

Foulis (Gaelic "Fo-glais" a streamlet) has of old been the home of Clan Munro. Acquired by a Munro Chief in the early Cl4th.


Seton Collegiate Church


Seton Collegiate Church, Longniddry, EH32 0BG, Tel: 01875 813334

Seton Collegiate Church is an impressive building with a welcoming atmosphere.


Bachelors' Club


Bachelors' Club, Sandgate Street, Tarbolton, nr Mauchline, KA5 5RB, Tel: 0844 4932146

In this 17th century thatched house, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780.