Palaces & Stately Homes in Highlands and Islands of Scotland

The Highlands and Islands present a back cloth of awesome mountains and majestic coastal scenery. The perfect example of this is Fort William, an excellent site for exploring Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain at 4406 feet with its name meaning ‘cloudy mountain’. The Scottish Islands are characterised by long sandy beaches, unpredictable weather, plentiful wildlife and scenery can offer either a peaceful holiday or an action packed adventure. Set out below are Palaces & Stately Homes Historic Houses in the UK including Falkland Palace & Garden, Cupar.
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Step Back in Time at Falkland Palace and Gardens The Royal Palace of Falkland, the country residence of Stuart kings and queens, was built between 1450 and 1541. Part of the palace was burned down by Cromwell´s troops in 1654. The palace contains fine portraits of the Stuart monarchs and two sets of 17th century tapestry hangings and some rooms have been renovated to depict what life was like for the Stuarts. The Chapel Royal dates from 1633 and the Royal Tennis Court is the oldest i...
Step Back in Time and visit Royal Burgh of Culross Culross Palace was built for Sir George Bruce between 1597 and 1611 and has original interiors with painted woodwork. On display are 17th and 18th century furniture, decorative items and a fine collection of Staffordshire and Scottish pottery. The rooms are small and feature Menel pine panelling, murals and ceiling paintings. Many of the rooms have vaulted ceilings, which were built to support the upper floors. A model 17th century ga...
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