Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
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.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.