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  AboutBritain.com - Historic Houses in Southern Scotland
Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake.
An 18th-century house of the Murrays of Broughton and Cally, which was bought by E A Hornel, the renowned artist and member of the 'The Glasgow Boys'.
Mount Stuart, a spectacular Victorian Gothic house, is the magnificent architectural fantasy of the 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900) and the Scottish architect Robert Rowland Anderson.
www.aboutbritain.com /HHousesSScotland.htm   (1202 words)

 Historic Homes, Scottish castle tours, Irish and English castles, country homes & gardens
Visit Chelsea Flower Show 2006, Tresco Abbey Gardens, historic castles, towns and small villages, be entertained in stately homes and manor houses, many not open to the public.
Visit historic towns and small villages and be entertained in stately homes and manor houses, many not open to the public.
As well as visits to world famous houses such as Chatsworth, the home of the Duke of Devonshire, you will tour the village of Eyam, known as "The Plague Village" from 1666 when the inhabitants were decimated by bubonic plague and from where the nursery rhyme "Ring a Ring of Roses" originated.
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 Castles in Scotland and Scottish Historic Houses
The oldest continually inhabited house or castle in Scotland, Traquair is also one of the most romantic.
The house in which she stayed is now an internationally famous museum.
This is a history of this strife torn castle, one of Scotland's largest and most important.
www.aboutscotland.co.uk /castles/castles.html   (352 words)

 Historic houses in Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historic houses in Wales is a link page for any stately home or historic house in Wales.
See: Historic houses in England, Historic houses in Scotland, Historic houses in Northern Ireland, Historic houses in the Republic of Ireland, List of castles, List of abbeys and priories, List of museums, National Trust Properties in Wales, Cadw
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in English and Welsh
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historic_houses_in_Wales   (104 words)

 Weekly Mailing List Archives - 19th July 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is said that in the reign of Kenneth III., the Danes invaded Scotland, and encountered a Scottish army commanded by their king at Luncarty, near Perth.
The debt of gratitude which Scotland owes to this laborious and successful antiquary of her language, it would not be easy to estimate.
At a time when the words of her ancient literature were, indeed, about to be lost when they had made to themselves wings, and were about to fly away for ever he arrested and fixed them in a copious dictionary, where they promise to remain as long as our modern English endures.
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 Kinlochmoidart House Accommodation Scottish Highlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Other properties within the house (part of which is still the owners' home) and on the 2000-acre estate also serve as self-contained holiday accommodation for smaller parties of guests.
The house stands within extensive gardens and a 2000-acre estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty perfect for walking, cycling, sailing and golf.
A short walk from the house is Loch Moidart, a beautiful inlet with wide expanses of sand at low tide and views of the ancient clan Donald castle Tioram, stronghold of the Lords of the Isles.
www.scotland-info.co.uk /kinlochmoidart/house.htm   (584 words)

 Bermuda's Historic houses
An historic house in typical Bermudian architecture, the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda, although not lived in by her (the Bermuda Government pays for her to live elsewhere).
The house was built in the early 1880s on some fifty acres of land (bought for $8,000 and known as Point Shares) by General Russell Hastings, a Union veteran of the American Civil War, and his wife Emily, the niece of U.S. President and Mrs.
This stately house, in rose and flower, herb and mixed period gardens, was originally acquired and added to by late 17th century Bermudian visionary, Captain William Sayle (in whose honor Sayle Road nearby is named).
www.bermuda-online.org /historichouses.htm   (3967 words)

 AboutBritain.com - Historic Houses in Northern Scotland
It is the largest house in the highlands, and is one of Britains oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s.
Haddo House is unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle - yet it is one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public in Scotland.
Step inside this beautiful house and you are immediately immersed in the atmosphere of a typical Scottish laird's residence.
www.aboutbritain.com /HHousesNScotland.htm   (479 words)

 Historic Houses in Scotland Gazetteer
The historic houses in this section are a mixture of those that started as castles and those built only for domestic purposes.
One of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Scotland, which has been extended and altered over the years.
Mary, Queen of Scots, visited in 1556, and there are many of her personal belongings and mementos here (a quilt stitched by her and her ladies in waiting, James VI's crib, a rosary and a copy of the warrant for her execution).
www.britainexpress.com /scotland/houses/houses6.htm   (662 words)

 Historic Houses in Scotland
Duff House is the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a collection of fine paintings and furniture.
Purchased in the 16th Century as the town house of the Campbell's of Loudoun.
he oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, Traquair was once a pleasure ground for Scottish kings in times of peace, then a refuge for catholic priests in times of terror.
www.getoutguide.co.uk /scotland/scothouses.htm   (529 words)

 Historic Houses of New England
Historic farm property run for over two hundred years by decendants of William Brewster of Mayflower fame.
Stonington, CT The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, a National Historic Landmark, was home to the noted sea captain and naval architect Nathaniel Brown Palmer who, in 1820, was the first person to sight and cruise along the continent of Antarctica.
Some of New England's Historic Houses are open to the Antiquing public and display period antiques in their traditional settings.
www.antiquing.com /oldhomes.htm   (904 words)

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Scotland has been split into three distinct areas for foot and mouth disease control purposes.
The Provisionally Free Area (PFA) currently includes the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and those parts of Scotland, including the Islands (inclusive of Arran, Bute and the Cumbraes), north of the Clyde/Forth line — a map showing the PFA boundary is available on the Scottish Executive website.
Responsible informal access in rural Scotland is of great social and economic importance but the access policy is still guided by the priority to control and eradicate foot and mouth disease.
earth.leeds.ac.uk /fmd/pfa_access_letter1.doc   (2805 words)

 Historic Scotland
In its original state, it formed a cirlce of 60 stones - 27 of which remain - with a diameter of 120 yards (109 metres).
Ten houses have survived, the oldest of which dates back to c.
He was said to have built a magic bridge between Ireland and the Hebrides, so that he could visit his sweetheart in the Scottish Isles.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/2653/historic.htm   (926 words)

 Historic Houses in Scotland Gazetteer
Barrel vaulted Hall houses the ancient Horn of Leys given in 1323 to Alexander Burnett by King Robert the Bruce.
This house, built in 1815 in the Tudor-Gothic style, is full of art treasures-tapestries, 18th century French furniture, portraits by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Raeburn and others, 16th and 17th century Scottish furniture and a collection of porcelain.
The castle houses the Crown Jewels (Honours) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg, a famous 15th century gun.
www.britainexpress.com /scotland/houses/houses2.htm   (1023 words)

 Vacations for smaller groups and Independant Travellers (FITs)
By their very nature, our portfolio of Houses & Castles are seasoned at looking after travellers and whether it's for two people or twenty, you will be made to feel equally at home.
Glenmorangie House, Tain, Scotland - a whisky house where you will be spoilt rotten.
Culzean Castle, Ayr, Scotland - A truly majestic property perched on the rocks overlooking the Irish Sea.
www.ltr.co.uk /smaller   (218 words)

 Powell's Books - The Great Houses of Scotland: A History and a Guide by Montgomery Massingbe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Great Houses of Scotland: A History and a Guide provides the historic traveler with a witty, visually spectacular guide to more than twenty-five of the greatest houses in Scotland, some of which appear here for the first time ever on public view.
Informational and approachable, Great Houses of Scotland: A History and a Guide is an ideal travel companion and guide through the fascinating social, political, and architectural history that constructed the magnificent great houses of Scotland.
Now this acclaimed classic of the country-house genre is published in a revised, concise paperback edition featuring 25 great houses in Scotland, almost all of them open regularly to the public.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=17-0789305305-0   (767 words)

 Historic places to go - Orkney
The castle is probably one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145 by the Norseman Kolbein Hruga.
The church is of 12th century date, and consists of the chancel and part of the nave of the only medieval round church in Scotland.
The houses contain stone furniture, hearths and drains and present a remarkable picture of life of Neolithic times.
www.electricscotland.com /historic/orkney.html   (898 words)

 Books about Scotland
The text is split into two parts: the first part gives a brief guide to the development of Christianity in Scotland, and then goes on to look at architectural styles and development; the second part is a gazetteer of each abbey or church.
The text is split into two parts: the first part gives a brief guide to the development of the castle in Scotland, then goes on to look at classical and baronial mansions; the second part is a gazetteer of castles and mansions to visit.
The text is split into two parts: the first part gives a brief guide to the development of the castle in Scotland, and then goes on to look at themes common in many of the supernatural or unexplained events; the second part is a gazetteer of each reputedly haunted site.
www.scotland2000.com /weeguides/precises.htm   (2671 words)

 LookSmart - Directory - Historic Houses and Palaces in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Historic Houses and Palaces in Scotland - Discover historic buildings, palaces and houses in Scotland.
Read a history of a grand house near Ashiestiel with pictures and details of the contents of the main rooms.
A Georgian country house near Aberdeen conceals lavish Victorian interiors and presides over gardens, lakes, and a country park with monuments to the Gordon family.
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 Scottish castle for exclusive rent as wedding venue and conference venue - Blairquhan, Ayrshire, Scotland
One of the finest Regency castles in Scotland, Blairquhan Castle was built for Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet in 1821 - 1824 on the site of a previous castle dating back to 1346.
All the original furnishings bought for the house are still here, including the blankets with '1824' woven into them.
There are seven charming holiday cottages in the castle grounds which are available for rent all year round.
www.blairquhan.co.uk   (217 words)

 Stirling Castle, famous haunted castles historic houses Inveraray Drummond castle Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stirling is the most strategically important of all the castles in Scotland.
Many rate this scotland 's finest castle visitor experience and it is a ‘must visit'.
In recent years teak stairs have been installed to allow access to the upper levels of the tower, greatly increasing the interest of a visit and the range of views up Glenstrae and Glenorchy and across the loch to Cruachan.
www.inchriecastle.co.uk /local-area/castles-and-houses.htm   (311 words)

 Historic Houses in Scotland Gazetteer
In the house is an important collection of armour, a library of books and a collection of curiosities, including a glass of Robert Burns, Rob Roy souvenirs and a desk from George IV.
A 16th century tower house purchased by William Bruce, one of Scotland's leading architects.
Set in beautiful Highland scenery, this is Scotland's most visited historic house, the home of the Atholl Highlanders, originally the only private army in Britain, now a ceremonial bodyguard.
www.britainexpress.com /scotland/houses/index.htm   (970 words)

 Historic houses in Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historic houses in Scotland is a link page for any stately home or historic house in Scotland.
Bowhill House - home of the Dukes of Buccleuch
This page was last modified 20:19, 1 September 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historic_houses_in_Scotland   (101 words)

 Tower Houses - Historic places to visit near the town of Stirling in Scotland
There were many castles, keeps and mansion houses, some of which can still be seen today.
The younger Stewart princes spent a lot of time at Aloloa Tower as children, especially James V and Mary Queen of Scots who came here for safety after the birth of her son, James VI.
The 6th Earl of Mar was the Secretary of State for Scotland and a principal signatory of the Treaty of Union during Queen Anne's reign.
www.instirling.com /sight/tower.htm   (574 words)

 Wedding Venues Scotland Castles Country Houses Historic Unique & Unusual Venues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The difference in Scots Law surrounding marriage and the Gretna Green Phenomenon have always made Scotland the Road to the Aisles and a target for runaway lovers.
Romance runs deep in Scotland and they look back with respect and fondness for that past, but without dependence on it.
In the far reaches of the north, the longest hours of daylight and the brief, bewitching twilight let you revel in the changing colours of both land and sea.
www.caledonianevents.com /aisles.html   (427 words)

 Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions - Things to see and do in Scotland.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welcome to the best visitor attractions in Scotland, all of whom are members of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA).
Over four hundred of Scotland's leading attractions are members, each one commited to making your visit pleasurable and exciting.
You can visit historic homes, castles and monuments, linger in spacious and relaxing private and public gardens, take the children to the new science parks, wild life parks and zoos.
www.asva.co.uk   (234 words)

 Historic houses in Scotland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Historic houses in Scotland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Historic houses in Scotland contains research on
Historic houses in Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh and Scottish Borders.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Historic_houses_in_Scotland   (127 words)

 Historic Scotland, Holyrood Abbey And Abbey Strand - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, ...
Historic Scotland, Holyrood Abbey And Abbey Strand - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage
There is no free entry for Friends of Historic Scotland to Holyrood Abbey.
The buildings to the east began as an extension to the west tenement in the mid 16th century.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /museum_gfx_en/AM15883.html   (143 words)

 Scotland Travel Guides
Discover the North of Scotland, find out what to do and see, local history, which shops are open late, when a town has a half day, see your room before booking, what local clubs are in an area, where do they meet, etc
Holidays in Scotland, scottish holidays, accommodation in scotland and tourism, attractions, things to do, golfing, walking and scottish travel.
Destinations in Scotland gives you direct, user-friendly access to Scotlands finest accommodations, many have been personally inspected, all have great service for you.
www.budgetaccommodation.us /europe-travel-guides-scotland-travel-guides.html   (828 words)

 Historic Houses Castles & Gardens In Great Britain and Ireland. A Detailed Guide to Over 1300 Places of Character and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Historic Houses Castles & Gardens In Great Britain and Ireland.
Also included are those houses and gardens which are privately owned.
The past 40 years has seen considerable change in the way historic properties portray the past, and it is not unusual for visitors to encounter costume characters, baroque music and special events profusely illustrated with colour photographs.
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