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.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.