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.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
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.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.
Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history in this grand castle on the shores of Loch Ness.