The Glorious Country Houses and Palaces of Scotland

Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Discover many impressive houses that have, over several centuries, played a significant role in Scotland’s history and some of which have even appeared in recent popular film and TV locations. From the Lowlands to the Highlands study a heritage of architecture, decorations, and rare treasures that includes fortified castle homes as breathtaking as 16th century Craigevar; Crathes with its renaissance ceilings and gorgeous gardens; Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh; Balmoral Castle; elegant Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh; and impressive 18th-century Haddo House, the home of a Victorian prime minister, renowned for its musical traditions, and where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were guests. Spring 2023 tuition is $399.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with Scotland’s famous estates, from Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral Castle to houses featured in popular film and television shows
  • A new appreciation for the architecture and interiors of Scotland’s renowned estates

Ideal for

  • Those seeking a deeper understanding of European history
  • Anyone with an interest in art and architecture
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.