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Discover the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history. Scotland’s nobles swore independence from England in a letter sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320.
Delve into a site that saw a great deal of action during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, was hotly fought over.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Uncover both sides of a castle with a 450-year history – its role as a bishop’s palace, and as a fortress and state prison.
Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics.
Gain a unique insight into island life inside this traditional thatched house – once home to a family and its animals.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.