• Kelly

Our Favourite National Trust properties to visit in Scotland.

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

How Great is it that we have the National Trust For Scotland. Founded in 1895 with Coastlines, forests, historic houses, farmland and much much more preserved for many to enjoy. With three full of testosterone boys wanting to explore and run wild, The National Trust For Scotland is the place to turn. We have been members for many years. If you have children I highly recommend that you find out about membership, because it can save you a whole lot of money.Here are some of our favourite National Trust Places to visit in Scotland

Harmony House & Garden Escape from everyday life in this peaceful and beautiful garden.

Priorwood Gardens Explore the rustic walled garden located in the ancient precinct of Melrose Abbey.

St Abb’s Head Get close-up views of the feathered residents at this ‘seabird city’ from spectacular cliff-top vantage points.

Newhailes Discover breathtaking rococo designs in this 17th-century Palladian villa.Spot sumptuous decorative details including shells, gilded eagles and early 18th-century trompe l’oeil decoration.

Pollock House Explore one of the Trust’s grandest properties and enjoy a stroll through the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

National Museum of Rural Life Experience the combination of a museum and a historical working farm in a beautiful countryside setting.

Brodick Castle Wander through the beautiful formal gardens, or venture further to discover ponds, waterfalls and woodland trails, where you can spot red squirrels.

Fair Isle Watch the island’s highly skilled craftspeople at work – spinning, weaving, and of course knitting Fair Isle jumpers.

The Hermitage Look up! The giant Douglas firs here are among the tallest trees in Britain.

House of Dun Explore this elegant Georgian country house set amid glorious gardens and woodland.

Drum Castle Stroll through the Old Wood of Drum, home to oak trees dating from the 1700s.

Craigievar Castle Discover the beautiful pink castle said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.

Fyvie Castle Admire the impressive portrait collection, including works by Raeburn, Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner.

Culzean Castle Discover 40 buildings and secret follies in this rambling estate, including the magnificent cliff-top castle.

Threave Gardens Can you find the secret garden?Take in the soothing sounds of the water features.Explore the family-friendly Discovery Garden.

Rockliffe Meander through meadows and enjoy coastal walks with beautiful views.

Grey Mares Tail One of the UK’s highest waterfalls plunging 60m from Loch Skeen.

There are so many great National Trust for Scotland Properties to visit.Have you been to any in Scotland? Which ones are your favourite? We will continue to be members and support the work that the #NationalTrustForScotland do, to protect special places for all to enjoy for years to come.

Kelly X

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