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The Granary is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in St Andrews, Scotland. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £345 to £847 per week. Local to Saint Andrews, Strathkinness, Leuchars, Kingsbarns, Backmuir of New Gilston
Tucked away by the Kenly Burn in a quiet and picturesque location, this former granary stands only 1 mile from the sea and 2½ miles from a sandy beach. It retains a wealth of exposed timbers and stonework throughout, and boasts its own small garden, with patio area, alongside 10-acres of shared grounds. St Andrews, with its famous golf courses, 5 miles. Riding 9 miles. Sea fishing 8 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Level entrance to first floor: Three steps leading to dining room with mahogany floor and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Living room with wood-burning stove and rugs on slate floor. Two bedrooms with rugs on mahogany floors; one double and one twin. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.
Enjoy the restaurant's intimate dining experience with a sensuous menu perfectly combining the finest Scottish ingredients and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by an exciting variety of wines.
Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant has built up a legendary reputation for first class fish suppers and is even recognised on a more worldwide level — being filmed for Japanese television and also featuring in the American magazine 'Bon Appetit'.
Fine Scottish dining in a formal but relaxed setting, with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The well-balanced menu favours seafood and game. House specialities include hand-dived Skye scallops with Glamis asparagus risotto and Perthshire grouse.
Full width picture windows at this waterfront restaurant allow uninterrupted views of the working river's ever changing activity. The restaurant is designed to resemble the below deck area of a sailing ship, adapting a number of features from Captain Scott's RRS Discovery.
Renowned for its promotion of fresh local produce, with a menu ranging from light snacks to traditional fayre, and favourites from around the globe; The Royal Arch was recently voted 'Scottish Community Pub of the Year' in The DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.
You'll find an ever changing menu of authentic French cuisine prepared with the finest available fresh produce. Bon Appétit prides itself in slow food, but fast service!
Enjoy spectacular views with your traditional fish and chips at this award winning 140 seater restaurant. There's a special OAP menu.
Indulge yourself with some delicious home made food at the Corn Kist Coffee Shop, pleasantly situated in a rural location with the Milton Haugh Farm Shop.
The Tyneside Tavern offers traditional style bistro dishes as well as fine Italian cuisine. Always offering a warm welcome, this charming pub is a great place to visit.
Using only the finest of Scottish ingredients and with all dishes cooked on site, there is an excellent choice of delicious meals on offer. Relax with a glass of good wine, in a welcoming restaurant and enjoy an evening of great Scottish cuisine.
Choose from a wide ranging collection of fine wines and tasty food in this lovely restaurant in Perth. The beautiful layout and sophisticated atmosphere mean that 63 Tay Street is a wonderful place to enjoy a night out.
A wonderful place to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Choose from their impressive selection of wines in this very welcoming and homely restaurant. Why not spend an evening sampling some delightful food and relax with a drink, soaking up the atmosphere of Cafe Tabou.
A bistro with a family friendly atmosphere, open every day until 8pm, The Bothy has built a reputation on serving quality Scottish favourites and bistro bites in a warm homely setting. Remember to drop into the Wee Bar for a drink before and after your meal!
A great restaurant with an award winning chef. Located in the beautiful setting of Perth, Let's Eat offers the finest in traditional Scottish home cooking. Dishes include lamb, venison, beef and seafood and are all sourced locally with great care. Why not make an evening of it, with an aperitif or cocktail to start before relaxing over a delicious meal in a welcoming restaurant.
Fishers is famous in Edinburgh for 'casual, fine dining' in all of its three eateries. They offer great service and honest food in a relaxed, dining environment.
A seafood specialist restaurant located on a shorefront setting beside Leiths waters. Serving light lunches, main meals and even breakfasts, its doors are always open.
This popular restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007. There is a selection of different menus including À la carte menu, with an emphasis on seasonal and locally sourced produce.
This fine dining restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2001. Their mission is to bring traditional and modern French cuisine to Edinburgh.
Tapa is a renowned Spanish Tapas bar in Edinburgh. They have dozens of different varieties of tapas on offer, served in an authentic Spanish envionment.
Britannia Spice is an award winning restaurant serving multi-ethnic cuisine including Thai, Indian, Bangladeshi, and Nepali.
Awarded Scotland's 'restaurant of the year 2010-2011' this restaurant should need no introduction. Founded by Michelin star holder Tony Borthwick you can enjoy sumptuous meals from the lunch or dinner menu. Opt for guinea fowl, pork, sea bream and many more then finish off with a delicious dessert.
This bright and airy seafood restaurant is on Newhaven harbour, and boasts outside seating which overlooks the harbour itself.
Transport yourself into a world of underwater adventure and come across some of the most fascinating and deadly creatures in the oceans.
Stuated near to St Andrews, this railway has been running for over 50 years on it's quarter mile route. Fun for all the family.
Whether it's crawling through a giant nose or challenging the robots of Roborealm, this unique four star attraction devoted to the five senses offers hours of fun and stimulation with over 60 hands-on exhibits, so visitors aged from 4 to 104 can experience the magic of science.
Embark on an interactive wildlife adventure at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre. Zoom in on different wildlife throughout the seasons, with interactive live cameras on the Bass Rock, Isle of May and other Firth of Forth islands. Cafe, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year.
Dundee Karting is the place to come for speed and excitement, Test your abilities as a racing driver on Scotland's biggest indoor karting track. Suitable for those aged 8 and over. They provide all equipment and safety gear and you are given a safety talk and shown how to operate the karts before your race. The equipment and karts are all in good condition and well maintained. The staff are are friendly and professional and will make your visit enjoyable and fun. There are karts specific for children and adults. There is a cafe that is quite basic just selling drinks and snacks but provides an area to sit and wait if you are not racing. Dundee Karting provides thrills and speed to those looking for a different type of activity. Fun for all abilities, whether your first time racing or if you are a seasoned go karter!
This wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
This family park complete with trampolines, bouncy castles, go karts, and indoor play areas has a variety of animals too; including lamas, deers and donkeys. There's tea in the park for mums and dads or plenty of space for a picnic. Pony rides run from April until October at weekends and holidays (weather dependant).
A two miles beach to the east of Kingsbarns, framed by some lovely sand dunes. Have a walk on Fife's coastal footpath and soak up some of the stunning scenery. Or perhaps you fancy a round of golf on the nearby course? Whatever you fancy you'll have a great day out at the beach.
A beautiful part of Scotland, which is popular with holiday makers and locals. Perfect for a family day out at the seaside with lovely sands and nearby cafes and play park.
A pretty little place to pay a visit to. Wander around this historic town and spend some time at the beach, before playing a round of golf! The charming beach next to the old harbour is a perfect place to take in the picturesque village.
A beautiful beach to relax on with stunning views over golden sands. Explore the nearby wildlife conservation site and take a stroll through Tentsmuir Forest. This lovely beach is perfect for relaxing with a good book, playing a game of cricket or doing a spot of kite-flying!
A perfect beach for all the family. There is lots to see and do here with swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and canoeing readily available. Or for those of you who wish to sit and while away the hours with a good book, there is almost a mile of beautiful golden sand on which you can do just that!
An extensive sandy beach nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, now a residential suburb of Dundee. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access at several locations and the beach is backed by dunes.
A lovely place to do some cycling or horse riding. Or for those of you who would prefer to unwind and simply relax, this beautiful beach will persuade you to do just that.
A pretty little seaside town on the coast of Fife. Play a round of golf and then retire to the beach where time passes more slowly and you can truly relax. An historic place with a rich past; take a journey through time as you wander around the streets.
A beautiful little bay, framed by impressive sand dunes commanding spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Sit and relax on the beach or take a piteresque walk along the coastline.
A great local beach with village amenities close by including shops and cafes. Try your hand at canoeing or windsurfing at this lovely sandy and rocky beach. A lovely place to walk and do some bird watching.
Spend some time in Burntisland, an historic town in Fife. A pretty little place with breathtaking views down the coastline. Soak up the local scenery on the beach and then potter through the streets and learn about the varied history of the area.
A beautiful beach on the stunning Fife coastline. Spend the day at this popular Scottish seaside resort, admiring the views of the islands of Inchmickery and Incholm whilst relaxing in a peaceful environment. There is also a lovely walk along the Fife coastal path which allows you to take in the spectacular local scenery.
Framed by an impressive 9m sand dune, Montrose beach is a lovely place to visit, with a nearby golf course, promenade and beautiful sands. Have fun playing beach sports and take a dip in the clear waters.
There are over 300 miles of cycle routes in Fife just waiting to be explored! They include everything from disused railway tracks and town and village roads to country lanes. Look out for impressive castles, amazing beaches and fishing villages.
Moncreiffe Hill Wood is a beautiful mixed woodland just 3 miles south of Perth, with over 7 miles of marked trails ideal for walking, running or orienteering, as well as many spectacular view over the Perthshire landscape and quiet corners for birdwatching.
Cyclists and horse-riders are well catered for in selected areas of this woodland Park located near the banks of the River Tay. A pleasant circular stroll through beautiful broadleaved and conifer woodland and has been specially designed with wheelchair users and families with pushchairs in mind.
Free form leisure pool complete with sloping beach area. There's a toddlers' pool for the tiny ones and lots of slides to keep all the kids occupied. Play some squash or table tennis or even some snooker.
The big, yellow flume with its separate splash pool is the main attraction although the pool also has waves, sprays and a bubble bed. For those into more serious swimming, there's a 6 lane pool on offer as well.
Montrose Links Golf Course is a superb course that has been carved out of the natural landscape to produce a course that is both aesthetic and challenging to any level of player, it is not surprising it attracts players from all over the world. Montrose has been recognised as the 5th oldest course in the world and is considered to be a tops link course. The course and greens are superbly maintained and are a pleasure to play. The course is predominantly level, close to the ocean and with lots of heather that doesn't make it easy to find a misjudged ball, each hole is different. The staff here are friendly and approachable and the pro in the shop is most knowledgeable. The clubhouse is welcoming and inviting and offers a great selection of food and drinks after a challenging round, the food is tasty and offers good value. The pro shop is stocked with all the usual items. The green fees to play here are very reasonable further enhancing its appeal. If you get the opportunity to play at the Montrose Links Golf Course then do, you will be thrilled with the experience.
Tucked away in the heart of the Fife Countryside lies a real gem of Scottish rural and environmental life. At the 55 acre Deer Centre there are 9 different species of deer to view each with their own individual paddock.
A wonderful nature reserve located on Loch Leven. Spend a tranquil day admiring the many species of wildlife that have made their home around the water?s edge and take a relaxing stroll around a lovely part of countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for the many pairs of inland ducks, sandpipers, curlews and redshanks.
Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is housed in 750 hectares in an encircled inlet on the river South Esk. It offers an ideal habitat to more than 50,000 migratory birds including, pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers, as well as seals, insects, butterfles, bees and many more. On site is a top class visitor centre that is open all year around and entrance is for a small fee. It is easily found if you follow the brown signs from Montrose town centre. On their website there is all sorts of information to enhance your visit, from tide timetables and the best places and times to watch the birds. Within the centre you will find, telescopes, binoculars as well as live footage on visiting migratory birds, lots of information and leaflets on the local inhabitants and history, interactive toys for the younger visitors including, microscopes, species peepholes and puzzles. You will also find good hides and walks in the area. There is a schedule of regular events operated here that include guided walks and special children's activities. Relax and enjoy a delicious hot drink as you take in the stunning vistas across the Basin, particularly stunning at sunrise/sunset. There is a nice gift shop that sells a range of wildlife gifts. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the area and its inhabitants. Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is an interesting and enjoyable place for people of all ages, and abilities, it allows you to get up close with nature.
The perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Admire the woodland garden and the 300 varieties of snowdrops, before strolling around the beautiful walled garden. Cambo gardens also features traditional flower borders and a huge collection of perennials making it a beautiful setting to be enjoyed year round.
Described as a 'hidden gem' and home to about 8,000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants and trees, this special garden is located in St Andrews in the East of Scotland.
Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park that covers more than two hectares and is listed on the Visit Scotland tourist trail owing to its beauty and the natural habitat it provides to local wildlife, it connects to a nature reserve and is close to the beach. Work commenced on building these gardens back in 1955 on what was a section of volcanic rock, it incorporated sand dunes and rock from a local quarry was used in the gardens. There are natural springs, ponds and water features as well as lovely tress, shrubs and flowers on show here. Others ares of interest include the Geddes Glasshouse, that acts as a community centre hosting a number programmes and events, the Pergola, the Scree bed and Woodland area. It is an area of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has also created a natural habitat for local wildlife who you may see on a visit here, including squirrels, roe deer, woodpeckers, owls, sparrow hawk and lots more. The gardens are beautifully maintained and there is plenty of seating available to relax and take in the gorgeous views. There is a visitor centre where the staff are friendly and helpful, you can also get a list of events and information relating to Barnhill Rock Gardens. If in the Dundee or surrounding areas, take time out to visit these stunning and relaxing gardens, they should not be missed.
The beautiful botanic gardens at the University of Dundee are a delightful place to visit. Spend some time admiring the impressive collection of plants, trees and flowers which have originated from all over the globe. Located near the River Tay there is also a special Evolutionary Garden which depicts plant life over time and is a fascinating site to explore.
Originally the site of two old reservoirs, the things to do list is huge. Enjoy a stroll around the area, or take to it on a mountain bike. Cook lunch on a BBQ then have some fun in the play park. Do a bit of bird watching or try your hand at water sports.
Set around 24 acres of water, this parkland offers a great visitor centre, picnic and BBQ sites and children's play areas. You can also play water sports here during the summer months and go for a walk on the many paths and trails around the site.
A beautiful private garden set in the grounds of a fabulous 18th century house. Superb semi-formal walled gardens, herbaceous perennials, rose borders and delphiniums await the visitor in one of Scotland?s finest gardens. Take a stroll by the river and soak up the tranquil atmosphere in this gem of a location.
Enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas in one of the top 50 gardens in Europe. Featuring an idyllic woodland garden and fascinating hybrid trial garden, with plant-life collected from travels throughout the Himalayas and China. There is also an excellent garden centre with a huge range of plants for sale.
An early 19th century mansion house which is still a family home, set in an 18th century planned landscape with a superb walled garden. The house is best known for its architectural merit.
A stunning haven located near Perth. Featuring some incredibly rare plants, such as the Himalayan Poppy this beautiful garden also showcases Rhododendrons, Primulas and Acer palmatum depending on the season. Spend some time in this lovely garden and admire plant species from around the globe. (Partly accessible for wheelchair users)
Set in beautiful surroundings, this sanctuary operates an adoption scheme for its rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Guided tours are provided. There's also a visitor centre, gift shop and picnic area.
Royal mementos are on view at this Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, much of which is nature reserve, internationally important for wildfowl and geese. There are waymarked paths and observation hides. (Dogs are not allowed in the walled garden or the formal terrace gardens)
One for all the family — you can pick your own fruit, explore the Mega Maze and have fun on the go karts and playground.
Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi-award winning Discovery Point attraction and museum and experience one of the greatest stories ever told.
Battlefield Live is an indoor combat game, it raises the stakes in the usual laser tag experience. They have taken the game to a new level with a gaming arena and equipment that give a more realistic combat experience. Positioned over two levels, it is dark and sinister with lots of streets to run down and places to hide, smoke and sounds, it makes for an exciting atmosphere. Choose your favourite game and live out your fantasies here as you conquer the enemy. The staff are friendly and helpful and the area is well organised, maintained and kept clean. Rules are explained before you play. The cafe is a welcome retreat with a great selection of food and drink as well as a choice of hot meals. Battlefield Live offers good value for money and you will enjoy your time here and probably want to come back. Suitable from age 8 upwards it makes a great day out with friends or family, where you can work together or compete against one another.
Dundee Rep Theatre is housed in a modern building and is the cultural venue of the city where local, amateur and national companies stage their productions. They stage all types of performances from ballet, dance, comedy, musicals, music recitals, concerts, plays, pantomimes and much more. The staff are lovely here, friendly and helpful. There is a bar and restaurant here where you can enjoy pre theatre drinks and maybe a bite to eat, both have a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. It is not a large venue but, it is nicely decorated, the seating here is very comfortable with lots of leg room and you are pretty much guaranteed a good view, the acoustics and sound are excellent as well. The tickets for the shows are reasonably priced making it an affordable night out. Dundee Rep Theatre is a superb venue for a night out, you are guaranteed a great atmosphere, show and prices, get your ticket and see for yourself.
You'll feel you've taken a step into a time capsule of yesteryear at Verdan Works, where you'll discover how the people of Dundee lived, worked and played over 100 years ago.
As the nights draw in, make your way to Britain's only full-time public observatory for an unobstructed view of the winter skies.
A treat for everyone! Travel on Scotland's oldest and finest passenger carrying miniature railway. The steam and diesel locomotives have thrilled four generations of happy travellers.
Gallery devoted to the work of the 20th century Scottish colourist J D Fergusson but also regularly changing exhibitions. The collection can be seen at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
When JM Barrie was given the freedom of Kirriemuir, he presented the town with the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill, and the Camera Obscura within it. At times, it will be unable to operate due to weather conditions, which may result in closure for the whole day.
The museum has a wide range of displays of local interest covering archaeology, Montrose history, the Picts, Montrose silver, and maritime and natural history. The art gallery has a changing selection of local paintings and exhibitions.
Steam railway running four miles from a unique Victorian terminus station at Brechin, to Bridge of Dun, a former stopping place for Royal trains set in remote countryside. Visitors can take interesting walks from the station to the bird sanctuary along both banks of the river.
Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia's fascinating story in the visitor centre. Then step on board to to get a feel for what life was really like for the Royal Family and yachtsmen. (Unfortunately there is no access for Shop Mobility wheelchairs)
See where Scotland's power centre would have been had the Cold War ever heated up! Kept secret for over 40 years under a Scottish farmhouse hides 24,000 square feet of emergency accommodation.
Visit St. Andrews, 'the home of golf'. Learn about the past players, the legendary tournaments and its origins in the middle ages. Hear the story that has shaped the game and made it the phenomenon it is today.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present day. Guided Tours take about 90 minutes, themed tours are available.
This working traditional water-powered oatmeal mill is a great example of Scotland's industrial heritage. You can discover more about the milling process with a guided tour during April-October. And if you time it right, you can watch the milling which happens on a Sunday afternoon.
A wonderful museum, housed in an old frigate built in 1824. What is most remarkable about her is that she is Scotland's only wooden warship left in existence. Visit this historic ship and spend a day learning about her history.
The McManus is Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, and is located in a magnificent Gothic Revival-style building. The interior holds many architectural delights from the wood panelling and roof trusses, to the floors and glasswork in the windows, the story boards give an intriguing insight. There are eight galleries to explore that cover art, history and the environment giving a true insight into the region over the years. The museum has been open since 1867 and has continued since that time to be a major cultural attraction in the city. There is so much to see here from a wooden longboat, eastern and ancient artefacts, lots of items of local interest, geological and zoological section, Pictish stones and art, classic and modern art paintings, with a number by the Glasgow Boys, all items are clearly marked and described. Throughout the year a number of unique exhibitions take place, generally they include some seldom seen works, or works on loan or tour from other galleries that include art, photography, paintings or sculptures. In addition McManus operate a frequent schedule of activities and events so there is always something taking place here. For the younger visitors they run arts and crafts activities. You can also take a behind the scenes tour. The museum is interesting an engaging and there is something to appeal to all ages and interests, making it an ideal family day out. Entry to the McManus is free and the museum is open everyday. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the collections and local area. The coffee shop onsite is lovely with a great selection of food and drink that are all reasonably priced and the surroundings are comfortable and relaxing. The McManus is a delightful and interesting museum with a wealth of exhibits, you could easily pass a day here, highly recommended.
The Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England. Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, notably the gatehouse range, the abbot's house and the herb garden.
A magnificent National Trust property, which was once the home of the Crichton Stuart family. A truly fascinating place to visit with a complex architectural history, evolving from an imposing castle in the early 1300s to a grander palace completed in the early 1500s. Admire the stunning Tapestry Corridor the equally impressive Chapel Royal.
Village museum depicting life in Abernethy from Pictish times to the present day, with exhibitions changing annually. They cannot admit unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
Family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, legendary setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. With its strong links with history, royalty and fiction, Glamis Castle is one of Scotland?s most impressive visitor attractions.
Where will you find cruisie lamps, pirn winders, cloutie rugs, bannock spades and a thrawcrook? At the Angus Folk Museum! The domestic section is housed in six charming 18th-century cottages in Kirk Wynd, the agricultural collection in the farm steading opposite.
Idyllically set on the banks of the River Tay, this handsome and complete fortified mansion with three projecting towers is of 16th century date. The original wrought-iron grilles to protect the windows are still in place.
In this two-storey house J M Barrie (1860?1937), the creator of Peter Pan, was born. The upper floors are furnished as they may have been when Barrie lived there and the adjacent house, No 11, contains an exhibition about his literary and theatrical works.
An exciting look at the natural and social history of Perthshire, housed in one of Britain's oldest museums. The collections cover silver, glass, art, human history, archaeology, geology and natural history.
Exhibits about one of the most famous Regiments in the British Army are laid our chronologically through ten rooms within the Castle. They display an amazing variety of artefacts illustrating Regimental history as well as a fine collection of paintings and photography.
Pictavia Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the ancient Picts, who inhabited Scotland during the 1st millennium AD, offering an insight into these enigmatic people through a mix of artefacts and interactive exhibits. Pictavia is just off the A90 at the Brechin bypass.
Visit the Palace of Kings, where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were crowned. Beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland are perfect for a gentle stroll and there's a great children's adventure playground, not to mention the unique 'tartan' maze of 2,000 beech trees.
William Lamb is a well noted and respected Scottish artist, who was totally committed to his work. Although he injured his right hand in World War I he did not let this deter him in his pursuit as an artist, he went off and learnt to draw with his left hand. He drew inspiration from the local people, culture and landscape, and this is evident in many pieces of his work. The building that served as his studio between 1934 to 1951 now showcases a great collection of his work. The studio is pretty much as it looked when he died so you get a true feel of how he worked and lived. On display here are sculptures, prints, etchings, drawings in addition to his tools in the workroom and his living room that is furnished with his individual-styled furniture. Some of the prominent pieces on display here are the model portrait heads of Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose that Lamb was commissioned to do by the Duchess of York, so pleased was she with his skills that she also commissioned Lamb to create a portrait of herself. The studio is open to the public throughout the summer months, entry at other times can be arranged with the curator of Montrose Museum. The staff at the museum are friendly and knowledgeable and more than willingly to chat about the artist and his work. Whether you are an artist, art lover or not you can't help but be impressed and enthralled by the work of William Lamb, a fascinating and insightful experience.
A fascinating castle, which was in 1567 prison to Mary Queen of Scots. Built in the 14th or early 15th century, this impressive building features what is thought to be one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland; built in the early 1300s.