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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.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Unravel the story of how owner William Duff and architect William Adam clashed over the creation of this splendid Georgian mansion.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
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.
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.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.