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.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
Reach this very special tidal island by causeway to explore Pictish, Norse and medieval remains.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Enjoy the tranquility at the seat of the bishops of Ross – a beautiful red sandstone cathedral in a quiet square.
Admire a picturesque late-medieval tower house overlooking farmland and the Bridge of Buchat.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
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.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.