Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
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.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
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.