Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Discover one of Scotland’s most photographed castles in the lochside powerbase of the Campbells of Glenorchy.
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.
Cross a narrow peninsula to a lonely castle incorporating a rare hall-house of the 1200s.
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.
Explore the ruined collegiate chapel of St Mary, built next to a medieval parish church.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Study the beautiful painted ceiling and monumental tomb of a 1600s private place of worship.
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.