Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
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.
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.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.