Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
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.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
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.
Learn about Pictish society from a striking set of 26 carved stones, one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.