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Our official Historic Scotland souvenir guides are the perfect accompaniment when travelling to one of our many sites or for keeping memories alive after a Scottish trip. Listed below alphabetically find the guide you are looking for and learn the fascinating history behind each iconic location.

Aberdour Castle Guidebook

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The official souvenir guide for the fascinating Aberdour Castle. This remarkable castle is steeped in history — its oldest part was built around th...

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Arnol Blackhouse Guidebook

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For generations in rural Scotland, many lived in ‘blackhouses’, which were long thatched constructions where man and beast lived together under the...

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Balvenie Castle Guidebook

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This official guide uncovers the rich history behind Balvenie Castle. It was first built by the powerful Comyn family in the 12th Century, but fell...

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Blackness Castle Guidebook

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Blackness Castle is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’, due to its nautical appearance. Learn its rich history with this official souvenir guide...

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Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace Guidebook

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Let this guide take you through the history of the Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace. Set in near the River Awe, in the heart of Argyll's rich woodland,...

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Caerlaverock Castle guide leaflet - Various Languages

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The official visitor’s guide paints a colourful picture of this great medieval stronghold for French or German-speaking visitors. Caerlaverock Cast...

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Caerlaverock Castle Guidebook

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An official souvenir guide which paints a colourful picture of this Maxwell Clan stronghold. Caerlaverock Castle’s design is both curious and aston...

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Castle Campbell Guidebook

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The impressive and elegant Castle Campbell is located above the town of Dollar in Clackmannanshire. The property was acquired by Colin Campbell, 1s...

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Cairnpapple Hill Guidebook

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Cairnpapple Hill is a classic and well-preserved site that provides a fascinating look into the prehistoric spirituality of the British Isles. It h...

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Cardoness Castle and Carsluith Castle Guidebook

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Both Cardoness and Carsluith Castles are testaments to the differing lives of medieval nobility around the Galloway Coast. This official souvenir g...

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Clan and Castle

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Scotland’s clan history is central to its identity. The shared kinship groups from Gaelic tradition are best known for the romantic picture painted...

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Clava Cairns guide leaflet

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The official visitors guide to Clava Cairns - English language edition. On a gravel terrace above the River Nairn stands one of Scotland’s most evo...

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Corgarff Castle Guidebook

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Corgarff Castle is a small yet beautiful site in the Aberdeenshire moorland. The main tower still stands, although many of the outbuildings are sad...

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Craigmillar Castle Guidebook

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This official souvenir guide tells the story of Craigmillar Castle, an attractive and well-preserved site just outside Edinburgh. Craigmillar Castl...

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Craignethan Castle Guidebook

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Craignethan Castle’s location was chosen for strategic reasons. Surrounded by steep gorges on three of its sides, the castle was spectacularly easy...

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Crichton Castle Guidebook

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This unique and intricate castle has a unique and intricate history, which is expertly retold in this official souvenir guide. Crichton Castle was ...

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Crossraguel Abbey Guidebook

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Crossraguel Abbey was founded in 1250, as a sister to Paisley Abbey. Construction was funded by a generous donation to the church by the Earl of Ca...

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Dirleton Castle Guidebook

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Dirleton Castle has a full and varied history which is celebrated and explained in this official souvenir guide. The castle was originally owned by...

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children ages 8-12

Discover Edinburgh Castle - Guide

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The stories behind Edinburgh Castle are fascinating. Who lived here? Who died here? And how did they protect themselves from attack? learn more fro...

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Doune Castle Guide Leaflet - Various Languages

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Doune Castle Guide Leaflet - Various Languages.

Doune Castle Guidebook

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Doune Castle is unusual, chiefly because it is known to have been a stronghold site since Roman times. The castle as it currently stands is believe...

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Dryburgh Abbey Guidebook

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Dryburgh Abbey’s history starts in 1150. It was the first Premonstratensian abbey to take root in Scotland. Though it may not have reached the same...

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Duff House guide

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The construction of Duff House was fraught with mounting budgets, frayed tempers and lawsuits. As a result, the plans of the great architect Willia...

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Dumbarton Castle Guidebook

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Dumbarton Castle is built on a site that has been significant for over 1,500 years. Strategically placed on an outcrop of volcanic rock, it lies wh...

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