Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
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.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
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.
Enter one of Scotland’s finest medieval collegiate churches – landowner Lord Seton brought the priests together to pray for his family’s salvation.