Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Wander along the massive walls of an artillery fort built to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Wander around the ruins of the abbey founded by David I at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
Roam a city park like no other, with its hills, crags and thousands of years of history.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
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.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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 the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.