Uncover the ‘castle in the woods’: the place of last resort for the powerful Hamilton family, Scotland’s royal dynasty that never was.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Discover the tomb of a mythical Scottish king at this pair of Neolithic burial monuments.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Enjoy the hike to the peaceful surrounds of a relatively undisturbed Neolithic tomb.
Experience the comfortable life of Scotland’s landed gentry in the 1500s at this fine tower house.
Find out how this late Gothic church was built to become its owner’s final resting place.
Walk in the footsteps of early Christian pilgrims at this chapel, named for the tutor of St Columba.
Climb the mound of a medieval motte-castle, strategically placed above a river crossing.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Get a sweeping view of the city from the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.