Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
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.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
Stand in awe of one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs, built 5,000 years ago, its entrance aligned with the setting of the midwinter sun.
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.