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.
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.
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.
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.