Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
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.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan – a forbidding fortress perched above Dollar Glen.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s – and then sample a dram for yourself.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.