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.
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.
Wander around this medieval ruin nestled in secluded woodland by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
Unravel the story of how owner William Duff and architect William Adam clashed over the creation of this splendid Georgian mansion.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
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.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
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.