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.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
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.
Walk among kings in Dunfermline Abbey, a royal mausoleum, and see the palace where the last monarch born in Scotland was delivered.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
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.
Visit the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce, a magnificent ruin in the Scottish Borders.
See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months when it’s put to work to show how oatmeal is made.