Take advantage of the longer, brighter, and hotter days this spring by exploring a few of the wonderful historic websites in our care. Whether or not a nature-lover or historical past buff, we’ve some incredible properties so that you can discover.
From castles to courtyards, to gardens and grounds, we’re delighted to say goodbye to winter and hiya to spring! Beneath are simply 5 of our many fantastic websites we suggest exploring this Spring.
For the horticulturalists
Not solely is Stirling Fort one in every of Scotland’s biggest stone castles filled with splendour, and as soon as house to quite a few Royal Monarchs, nevertheless it additionally boasts the gorgeous Queen Anne gardens which actually shine in Spring with buds coming into full bloom. If you’re completed exploring the gardens don’t overlook to take a look at the majestic views of the King’s Knot, the Royal Park, and the encompassing panorama from atop the battlements.
Enjoyable for the household
Go to Fort George and be in awe of one of the vital excellent fortifications in Europe. Constructed within the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746), the location right this moment remains to be in use by the army.
Tour the fort, discover the 1km ramparts and the Grand Journal earlier than setting your sights throughout the Moray Firth to catch a glimpse of the bottlenose dolphins dwelling close by. A incredible time out for the entire household.
For artwork lovers
Duff Home is a surprising instance of an Early Georgian Mansion situated in Banff. Now a property in our care, this nation home shows works from numerous artists, in addition to a lot of exhibition and occasions for guests to get pleasure from. Discover the mansion and discover out all concerning the complicated historical past behind its development.
A once-thriving Neolithic village, the location of Skara Brae is historical, constructed lengthy earlier than Stonehenge and even the Egyptian pyramids. Take a step again in time 5,000 years and discover the best-preserved Neolithic settlement present in Western Europe. Don’t overlook to take a look at a few of the wonderful artefacts displayed within the customer centre. They embrace historical gaming cube, instruments, and jewelry.
Make a journey to Dumbarton Fort, a stronghold that has stood on the coronary heart of an historical kingdom, identified regionally as Strathclyde. Located excessive on a picturesque volcanic rock within the Firth of Clyde, this fortress was as soon as a royal refuge. Highlights embrace incredible views of Ben Lomond from the White Tower Crag.
You will discover out extra about our incredible websites accessible to go to this Spring by visiting historyawaits.scot
We really helpful pre-booking to ensure entry, particularly for busier websites together with Stirling Fort and Skara Brae.