Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
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.
Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s – and then sample a dram for yourself.
Unravel the story of how owner William Duff and architect William Adam clashed over the creation of this splendid Georgian mansion.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
March the length of this massive fort built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden to see why it’s served the British Army so well for 250 years.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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.
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.