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.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Discover the ‘strong point on the Tay', built to defend Scotland against a gathering English navy and captured several times.
Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan – a forbidding fortress perched above Dollar Glen.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Admire the mighty MacDougall stronghold built on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn, in later years a royal castle.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
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.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.