Wander the ruins of the residence of Mary Queen of Scots’ half-brother Robert Stewart.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Wander along the massive walls of an artillery fort built to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
Visit ‘the noblest of northern castles’ – even ruined, the stronghold of the mighty earls of Mar is a fine example of a 13th-century castle.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
See in the remains of Sir Thomas MacLellan’s tower house how castle building had evolved by the late 1500s to favour comfort over cannons.
Stand in awe of one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs, built 5,000 years ago, its entrance aligned with the setting of the midwinter sun.