Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
March the length of this massive fort built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden to see why it’s served the British Army so well for 250 years.
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.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
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.
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.
See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months when it’s put to work to show how oatmeal is made.
Enter one of Scotland’s finest medieval collegiate churches – landowner Lord Seton brought the priests together to pray for his family’s salvation.
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.