Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
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.
Uncover some extraordinary Neolithic rock art in a glen rich in remains left by Scotland's prehistoric inhabitants.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
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.
Explore one of Scotland’s greatest castles, home to generations of monarchs and a fortress since ancient times.
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.
Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history in this grand castle on the shores of Loch Ness.