Watch a forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat. Archibald the Grim’s massive tower house, built in 1369 as a stronghold for the Black Douglases, stands 30m tall.
What to see and do
- Enjoy the short boat trip across the River Dee to reach the island fortress
- Stand in awe of the huge tower house – it’s the same height as a modern 10-storey block of flats
- Get up close to the artillery fortification that kept James II’s forces at bay – an innovative defence years ahead of its time