Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
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.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
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.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Judge for yourself why this noble residence is said to be one of Grampian’s most picturesque castles.