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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.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan – a forbidding fortress perched above Dollar Glen.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Admire the mighty MacDougall stronghold built on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn, in later years a royal castle.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Learn about Pictish society from a striking set of 26 carved stones, one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe.
Enter one of Scotland’s finest medieval collegiate churches – landowner Lord Seton brought the priests together to pray for his family’s salvation.
Uncover both sides of a castle with a 450-year history – its role as a bishop’s palace, and as a fortress and state prison.