Discover the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history. Scotland’s nobles swore independence from England in a letter sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320.
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.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s – and then sample a dram for yourself.