Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
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.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.