Historic Scotland

Explore the rich heritage of Scotland – and live in it!

Glasgow UniversityIf you’re considering enjoying the heritage of Scotland, and want to find out more about, or simply feel the weight of our history, make sure you get into the real historic Scotland!  There is nothing quite like staying in a historic Scottish location, where you can experience what it might have been like to be part of an earlier time and re-capture the beauty of historic places such as Fife fishing villages, Glasgow’s industrial might or near the royal castles and ancient distilleries of the Highlands.

You may choose to stay in a luxury modern apartment in Stirling or Edinburgh, or an old stone-built cottage in Glencoe, but either way, self-catering ‘home-from-home’ accommodation can really leave you feeling an authentic part of the local community.

Historic Scotland

All the properties below offer that special something for those touring the heritage of Scotland.  You can browse this list, or Sort or Filter according to your specific requirements using the options just below.

With EmbraceScotland you book direct with the owner, giving you access not only to the best prices, but also a wealth of knowledge and advice about how to make the most of your visit to Scotland, including its secret history!

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  • Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, Arbuthnott

    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, Arbuthnott

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (12 miles from Stonehaven)

    Sleeps up to 7

    Former Village School, converted into three individual self-catering holiday houses in relaxing scenic countryside, 25 miles south of Aberdeen. Also detached&secluded Garden Cottage. Off road parking, with easy access to coast, hills and Royal Deeside.
    We take short breaks £75-95/night min 3nights

  • Newburgh Holiday Lets - Ettrick View

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Newburgh Holiday Lets - Ettrick View

    Scottish Borders (13 miles from Selkirk)

    Sleeps up to 14

    Ettrick View sleeps 14 people and is nestled in the undiscovered gem of the Scottish Borders.
    6 bedrooms, big lounge, kitchen and eating areas, an enclosed garden and beautiful rural setting - a perfect venue for family and friend celebrations.

  • The Steadings, Auchteralyth

    • 33 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    The Steadings, Auchteralyth

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (10 miles from Blairgowrie)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Steadings at Auchteralyth are four luxury self-catering cottages , with stunning views, in beautiful, rural, north-east Perthshire. Ideally situated for sight-seeing, walking, fishing, field sports and golfing holidays. Dogs are very welcome at no extra charge, maximum 7 in largest cottage

  • Arran Apartments

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Arran Apartments

    Ayrshire & Arran (Lamlash)

    Sleeps up to 3

    Enjoy spectacular sea views from inside or on the extensive decking of this wheelchair accessible, pet friendly 1 bedroom cottage. Described by guests as "a home from home with everything you need". Breakfast with the red squirrels as they come to the feeder outside the window. An ideal island base

  • Mangle Cottage,  Pittenweem

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Mangle Cottage, Pittenweem

    Kingdom of Fife (10 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Fabulous and quirky Mangle Cottage, perched above Pittenweem harbour, combines nautical surrounds with touches of modern luxury and truly amazing seaviews. This cottage is so much more than your average coastal bolt hole. The ultimate luxury retreat.

  • Sandford Country Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Sandford Country Cottages

    Kingdom of Fife (9 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Two and three bedroom 5 star self-catering cottages and apartments which are part of Sandford House, a ‘B’ Listed Arts and Crafts House designed and built around 1902. Located in Newport on Tay in the glorious Fife countryside, just 9 miles from St Andrews and 5 miles from Dundee

  • Candlemaker Row

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Candlemaker Row

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Charming first-floor self catering apartment in former 18th century coaching inn, patronised by the city's candlemakers. In the Old Town, near Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, and university, overlooking historic Greyfriars Kirkyard.