Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Judge for yourself why this noble residence is said to be one of Grampian’s most picturesque castles.