Place information for teachers

We have created an at-a-glance information pack for each Trust place that offers school visits.​​


Alloa Tower teacher information

Alloa Tower was built around 1497 and retains rare and important medieval features, notably the timber roof structure and the stone vaulting.

Balmacara Estate teacher information

Balmacara Estate (2,550 hectares) is a diverse Highland crofting estate.

Barry Mill teacher information

Barry Mill is a water-driven mill that is still in working order. Pupils can see and hear the water wheel and mill machines at work.

Battle of Bannockburn teacher information

In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.

Ben Lawers teacher information

​Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the central Highlands at 1,214m as well as a National Nature Reserve.

Ben Lomond teacher information

Ben Lomond, situated on the east shore of Loch Lomond, is probably Scotland’s most visited mountain and, at 974m, is its most southerly Munro.

Brodick Castle & Country Park teacher information

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park stretches from the shores of Brodick Bay to Goat Fell, the highest peak on Arran.

Brodie Castle teacher information

​Brodie Castle stands on land that has belonged to the Brodie family for at least 800 years. Generations of the family left their mark on their home.

Broughton House & Garden teacher information

Broughton House was the home of renowned Scottish artist E A Hornel, a member of the ‘Glasgow Boys’ group of artists.

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate teacher information

Castle Fraser, one of the magnificent castles of Mar, was begun around 1575 by Michael Fraser, 6th Laird, and incorporates earlier building.

Crarae Garden teacher information

Crarae is the finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden in Britain.

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate teacher information

Crathes Castle is a fine example of a 16th-century tower house. It has remarkable painted ceilings and vernacular furniture, as well as collections of family portraits.

Culross teacher information

​Your pupils can relive domestic life in the Stuart period at the Royal Burgh of Culross, situated on the banks of the River Forth.

Culzean Castle & Country Park teacher information

Culzean Castle & Country Park is a major heritage site, situated on the Ayrshire coast 50 miles south of Glasgow.

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate teacher information

Drum Castle is one of Royal Deeside’s most beautiful castles and the oldest intact castle in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

Falkland Palace & Garden teacher information

Falkland Palace was a country residence of the Stuart kings and queens. The palace was used as a lodge when the royal family hunted deer and wild boar in the forests of Fife.

The Georgian House teacher information

The Georgian House, in Edinburgh’s New Town, is set in a fine Georgian square. The house, built in 1796, was designed by Robert Adam – the foremost architect of the day – and is a wonderful example of late 18th-century classical architecture.

Other information packs

Helpful guides for organising school visits to National Trust for Scotland places