Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Step into the evocative gloom of a Neolithic tomb where bones of men, dogs and oxen were found buried.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Wander around this medieval ruin nestled in secluded woodland by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Step inside one of Scotland’s noblest medieval churches to find out how it has developed over the centuries.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Admire the mighty MacDougall stronghold built on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn, in later years a royal castle.
Crawl into a prehistoric tomb hollowed out from a massive block of sandstone.
Visit a rare example of a Lowland broch – a kind of fortification usually found only in northern Scotland.