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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 the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.
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 one of Scotland’s finest medieval collegiate churches – landowner Lord Seton brought the priests together to pray for his family’s salvation.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Uncover both sides of a castle with a 450-year history – its role as a bishop’s palace, and as a fortress and state prison.
Discover the love story between John Balliol and Lady Dervorgilla that lies behind the abbey’s special name, Dulce Cor.
Discover the last of the grand medieval castles, set high on a cliff edge and featuring a massive curtain wall.
Gain a unique insight into island life inside this traditional thatched house – once home to a family and its animals.
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.