Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.