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.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
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.
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.
See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months when it’s put to work to show how oatmeal is made.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Survey a fortress famous for its long and close association with the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history in this grand castle on the shores of Loch Ness.