History And Culture

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Duncarron Medieval Village
Duncarron Medieval Village

Clanranald Trust for Scotland Carron Valley, Nr Denny FK6 5JL

Reconstructed, fortified village based on 11th-century motte and bailey design, with visitor centre.

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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.

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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, Bo'ness.

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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...

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Stirling Old Town Jail
Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail St John St, Stirling FK8 1EA

Discover tales of the horrible history of crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh of Stirling. You’ll hear of infamous executioner Jock “The Happy...

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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...

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The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Built in 2014, our award-winning visitor centre is inspired by traditional Scottish architecture and is a welcoming and accommodating venue for all ages...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Greenbank House and Garden
Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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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...

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History And Culture in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Auld Toun Walking Tours
Auld Toun Walking Tours

Auld Toun Walking Tours , Edinburgh Old Town

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 , 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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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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Dirleton Castle
Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle , 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

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery 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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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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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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House of the Binns
House of the Binns

House Of The Binns Binns View, Linlithgow EH49 7NA

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this fascinating laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyells for over 400 years.

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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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Linlithgow Museum
Linlithgow Museum

Linlithgow Partnership Centre 93 High Street , Linlithgow EH49 7EZ

A free museum, perfect for locals and visitors alike. Find out about our Royal connections, the trades of the town, the ordinary - and extra-ordinary! - people.

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Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace 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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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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Museum of Childhood Edinburgh
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

42 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1TG

The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and...

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National Museum of Flight Scotland
National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland East Fortune Airfield, 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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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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Newhailes House and Gardens
Newhailes House and Gardens

NA Newhailes Road EH21 6RY , Musselburgh EH21 6RY

Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa.

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Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court

Riddle's Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2PG

Inspired by Geddes' educational philosophy, the Patrick Geddes Centre fosters learning for all through 'Hand, Heart and Head', learning by 'doing'.

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Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot Preston Road, East Linton EH40 3DS

Preston Mill is an architectural oddity that will beguile visitors as much as it delights painters and photographers.

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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 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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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

Surgeons Hall Museums 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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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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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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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

Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the...

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The Tron Kirk
The Tron Kirk

122 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SG

The Tron Kirk, or Christ’s Kirk at the Tron, has stood in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town for almost 400 years.

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Traquair House
Traquair House

Traquair House , Innerleithen EH44 6PW

Traquair is a unique piece of living history welcoming visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the house, extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops, Garden Cafe and the famous Brewery!

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Trinity House
Trinity House

99 Kirkgate, Leith EH6 6BJ

Trinity House was once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners and Shipmasters and this elegant Georgian house now holds an outstanding collection of maritime treasures.

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History And Culture in Fife

Aberdour Castle and Gardens
Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens , Aberdour KY3 0SL

Get up close to what is possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle. Aberdour Castle was built in the 1100s and went on to serve generations of three noble families – including a Regent of Scotland

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Blackfriars Chapel
Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH

Visit a tranquil ruin amid the bustle of a busy street. Blackfriars Chapel is a rare remnant of the many Dominican friaries built across Scotland during the Middle Ages.

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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.

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Culross Abbey
Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey Kirk Street, Culross KY12 8JD

Explore the ruins of a Cistercian monastery of the 1200s, once home to a community of monks and lay brothers.

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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 18th-century interiors.

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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace St Margarets Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE

Dunfermline Abbey has a special place in the nation’s heart. Laid to rest here are some of Scotland’s great kings and queens – including Robert the Bruce.

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Falkland Palace and Garden
Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU

A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts

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Fife Folk Museum
Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF

Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.

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Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens
Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens , Near Cupar KY15 5PB

Hill of Tarvit is a wonderful example of Edwardian stately living and also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK.

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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.

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Kellie Castle and Garden
Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2RE

Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

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Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy
Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

339-343 High Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1JL

Law’s Close is a category A-listed 16th Century Merchant’s House with spectacular period decoration on Kirkcaldy’s High Street.

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Methil Heritage Centre
Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ

A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.

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Museum Of Communication
Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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Ravenscraig Castle
Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle , Kirkcaldy KY1 2QG

Admire the towering defensive façade of a heavily fortified castle, originally built as a royal residence.

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Scottish Fisheries Museum
Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB

An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

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St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR

St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.

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St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL

Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.

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St Andrews Museum
St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP

St Andrews Museum is a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park.

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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...

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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...

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park
Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Culzean Castle and Country Park
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Curious About Glasgow Tour
Curious About Glasgow Tour

, Various Locations Glasgow

Have fun discovering Glasgow with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt... buy or instantly download & get curious!

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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...

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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...

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Dramble Tours
Dramble Tours

, Various Locations Glasgow

Dramble Tours combines two fun activities in a unique WHISKY WALKING TOUR of Glasgow!

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Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ

Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.

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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...

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Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH

Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!

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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...

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George Square
George Square

George Square George Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 1DU

Throughout the year, Glasgow's George Square is a focal point for many popular events such as Piping Live! and Glasgow Loves Christmas!

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Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0QZ

Built in the 1100s, Glasgow Cathedral is an awe-inspiring medieval building dedicated to St Kentigern, also known as St Mungo the Patron Saint of Glasgow.

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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...

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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...

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Glasgow City Heritage Trust

54 Bell Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1LQ

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity supported by Glasgow City Council and Historic Environment Scotland.

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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...

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.

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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...

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH

Based in the former Bridgeton Bus Garage, The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles!

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Govan Old Church
Govan Old Church

Govan Old Church Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3BW

Govan Old Church is the oldest place of worship in Glasgow, located in the historic community of Govan – believed to have been the administrative and...

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Holmwood House
Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow South Side G44 3YU

Lying just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow, Holmwood House has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design!

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House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 is one of both Glasgow's and Scotland's most popular free attractions boasting an extensive collection of over 8000 objects displayed across 22 themed galleries!

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Mackintosh Queens Cross
Mackintosh Queens Cross

Queens Cross Garscube Road, Glasgow West End G20 7EL

Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens
Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT

The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.

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Pollok House
Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s!

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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...

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Riverside Museum
Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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Scotland Street School Museum
Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB

Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.

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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH

The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.

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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 this faithfully restored four-room house!

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The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

The Britannia Music Hall (The Panopticon) in Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland is the oldest surviving music hall in the world.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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!

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The Tall Ship at Riverside
The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

The Tall Ship operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours, school visits and costumed volunteer days.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Biggar Gasworks Museum
Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ

Biggar Gasworks Museum is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

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Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL

Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.

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Chatelherault Country Park
Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE

Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a jewel in the local landscape.

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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.

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New Lanark World Heritage Site
New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner.

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The Museum of Lead Mining
The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT

The Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.

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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...

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Paisley Museum
Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum
Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.

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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...

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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 history.

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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...

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