Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s – and then sample a dram for yourself.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
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.
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.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.
Judge for yourself why this noble residence is said to be one of Grampian’s most picturesque castles.