IT’S the perfect holiday for heritage buffs - staying at a historic Scottish house or castle.
At some stunning properties, guests can live like a lord for as little as £40 a night.
We have teamed up with AirBnB. who have hand-picked a selection of the top Scottish castles and manors listed on their website:
Dairsie Castle, Fife:
First sited in the 12th century, Dairsie has been the location of secret Scottish parliaments, military sieges, and provided a safe haven for escapee monarchs.
Explore Dairsie Castle’s dungeon, great hall, master bedroom and tower rooms for a unique royal getaway.
Illieston Castle, Edinburgh:
Illieston Castle and the land around it was once a Royal hunting seat and visited by the Stuart Kings of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Having been restored in the mid 1850s, it now boasts a delightful romantic family home, rich in history.
Melville Castle, Midlothian:
Set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk, this castle has thirty two stylish en-suite bedrooms. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle is the ideal luxurious getaway, perfect for celebrations and entertaining on a grand scale.
Scone Palace, Perth:
A truly unique location, once the crowning site of Scottish Kings and the home of the Stone of Scone.
Guests can enjoy the 100 acres of beautiful grounds and a personal tour of Scone Palace.
Aikwood Tower, Scottish Borders:
You can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the country, while living like a king - and the roaring fire is not to be missed!
Kilmartin Castle, Kilmartin:
Cosy up in this Scottish castle retreat, ideal for walkers, nature lovers, families and friends.
Fenton Tower, Dirleton:
Fenton Tower, built in 1570, is a magnificent fortified tower located just 20 miles from Edinburgh.
Meticulously restored to provide luxury accommodation for up to 12 people, you are promised a unique place to stay.
Set amongst rolling countryside, its location is the perfect base for country sporting activities, golfing trips, and even business meetings!
Brodie Castle, Forres:
Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place to celebrate family occasions or spoil your visiting guests.
The apartment has all the comforts of a luxury modern home, while being spread across three floors of magnificent turreted castle.