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Explore the castle with this fun, fact-finding mission
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Created by partners from across the historic environment sector and beyond, this guide identifies risks and hazards of climate change, along wit adaptation solutions, demonstrating the resilience and adaptability of our historic environment.
These evocative spaces provide unique evidence for the way this land and its wealth of resources has been lived in, worked on, ruined, abandoned, restored and celebrated.
This publication is a photographic survey of thatched buildings in Scotland, surveyed between May 2014 and August 2015 by Zoe Herbert, on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh
Alexander McCall Smith curates his own story of Edinburgh, combining his incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland’s national collection of architecture and archaeology.
HES Statements of Significance are documents outlining the history and development of Scotland's Properties in Care. This SoS outlines the key features of Aberdour Castle.
Find animals, people and symbols as you explore around the castle
In a beautiful location overlooking the picturesque Forth Estuary, Aberdour Castle boasts a delightful walled garden with ornate terraces and an unusual beehive-shaped dovecot.