Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
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.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.