Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Explore one of Scotland’s greatest castles, home to generations of monarchs and a fortress since ancient times.
Discover the love story between John Balliol and Lady Dervorgilla that lies behind the abbey’s special name, Dulce Cor.
Gain a unique insight into island life inside this traditional thatched house – once home to a family and its animals.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.