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.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Step off the foot ferry into one of Scotland's most sacred sites, founded by St Columba in AD 563.
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.
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.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Explore one of Scotland’s greatest castles, home to generations of monarchs and a fortress since ancient times.