Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Reach this very special tidal island by causeway to explore Pictish, Norse and medieval remains.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Discover centuries of settlement at this remarkable, uniquely Scottish broch.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Wander the ruins of the residence of Mary Queen of Scots’ half-brother Robert Stewart.
Wander along the massive walls of an artillery fort built to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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.
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.