Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
Cross a narrow peninsula to a lonely castle incorporating a rare hall-house of the 1200s.
Puzzle over the eccentricities of this gentry tower house with a difference.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.