Discover the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history. Scotland’s nobles swore independence from England in a letter sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320.
Admire Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th-century townhouse, near to Stirling Castle.
Delve into a site that saw a great deal of action during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, was hotly fought over.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Step inside one of Scotland’s noblest medieval churches to find out how it has developed over the centuries.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Step off the foot ferry into one of Scotland's most sacred sites, founded by St Columba in AD 563.