Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
Stand in awe of one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs, built 5,000 years ago, its entrance aligned with the setting of the midwinter sun.
Learn about Pictish society from a striking set of 26 carved stones, one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe.
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.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
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.
Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics.