Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
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.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Discover centuries of settlement at this remarkable, uniquely Scottish broch.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Find out how the fortunes of this fortress – residence damaged by Cromwell were revived by its new owners.
Wander the ruins of the residence of Mary Queen of Scots’ half-brother Robert Stewart.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Wander along the massive walls of an artillery fort built to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more