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.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
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.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
See in the remains of Sir Thomas MacLellan’s tower house how castle building had evolved by the late 1500s to favour comfort over cannons.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.
Judge for yourself why this noble residence is said to be one of Grampian’s most picturesque castles.