Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Roam a city park like no other, with its hills, crags and thousands of years of history.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Survey a fortress famous for its long and close association with the Stewart kings of Scotland.
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.
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.