Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Discover the ruins of a uniquely Scottish site atop a mound of rock.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Wander the ruins of Scotland’s most romantic cathedral, set at an ancient ecclesiastical centre.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Visit the private chapel of a noble family, later converted into Scotland’s first public lending library.
Roam the remains of the peaceful home of Tironesian monks, who lived here for around 400 years.