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.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine the life of an earl at this remarkable Renaissance mansion on the road to Stirling Castle.
Stand in the shadow of the best-preserved broch in Scotland, then climb to the top.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.