Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
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.