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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.
Learn about Pictish society from a striking set of 26 carved stones, one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Survey a fortress famous for its long and close association with the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics.
Discover the love story between John Balliol and Lady Dervorgilla that lies behind the abbey’s special name, Dulce Cor.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.
Walk in the footsteps of countless others to reach St Ninian’s shrine, one of Scotland’s earliest Christian sites.