Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
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.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
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.
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.
Enter one of Scotland’s finest medieval collegiate churches – landowner Lord Seton brought the priests together to pray for his family’s salvation.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.