Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
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.
Visit the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce, a magnificent ruin in the Scottish Borders.
See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months when it’s put to work to show how oatmeal is made.
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.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.