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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.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
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.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Find out how the fortunes of this fortress – residence damaged by Cromwell were revived by its new owners.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Wander around this medieval ruin nestled in secluded woodland by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Walk among kings in Dunfermline Abbey, a royal mausoleum, and see the palace where the last monarch born in Scotland was delivered.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Step off the foot ferry into one of Scotland's most sacred sites, founded by St Columba in AD 563.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.