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Historic Houses and Palaces

If you are looking for Scotland’s historic houses why not visit Hill House (in Helensburgh), Scone Palace,  Hopetoun House or DrumlanrigInverary Castle, Falkland Palace and Dalmeny House.  All those mentioned are within 90 minutes easy drive from Thorntree. New Lanark is less than one hour away, as is The Antonine wall, (part of our Roman Britain history), both now World Heritage sites. What about 2500 years ago ? Visit the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay

If you are visiting more than one of Historic Scotland’s houses or castles,  there are good discounts if you join as a member. It’s worth buying family membership is you are visiting more than one of their sites.

There is a good website site at Historic Environment where you can search places to go to. 

he Battle of Bannockburn

An incredible new experience that changes how you learn about Scottish history – a completely new building and visitor centre run by The National Trust for Scotland.  In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever. So that’s 700 years ago !

It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would face down the English army led by Edward II.