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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  • Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 2CtQ

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (14miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges offer seclusion and tranquillity in a truly stunning location. We combine Hebridean hospitality together with the style of a boutique hotel and spa in your own private self-catering lodge.

  • Mangle Cottage,  Pittenweem

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 1CtQ
    • 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.

  • Tappit Hoose, Crail

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Tappit Hoose, Crail

    Kingdom of Fife (Anstruther)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Tappit Hoose is a beautifully converted one bedroom apartment right in the heart of the stunning conservation village of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife

  • Sandford Country Cottages

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

    Sandford Country Cottages

    Kingdom of Fife (9 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 6

    One, 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. Situated in the peaceful Fife countryside, just 9 miles from St Andrews and 5 miles from Dundee.

  • Sealladh na Mara

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    Sealladh na Mara

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (12 miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Sealladh na Mara is a fully renovated stone croft house surrounded by fields, overlooking the Atlantic coast of the Isle of Lewis. It features exposed stone walls with open hearth (peat supplied). Self catering holiday house with STB 4-star rating.

  • Candlemaker Row

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    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.

  • Towerview Coach Houses

    • 66 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 6CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Towerview Coach Houses

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (2 miles from Perth)

    Sleeps up to 8

    The Tower View Coach Houses are centrally located set within stunning scenic surroundings,offering guests luxury accommodation,rural tranquillity 2 miles from Perth City Centre with specialist shops, restaurants, Theatre. Swift access to Edinburgh and Glasgow both less than 1hours drive away.