Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close.
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.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
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.
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.
Cross a narrow peninsula to a lonely castle incorporating a rare hall-house of the 1200s.
Explore the ruined collegiate chapel of St Mary, built next to a medieval parish church.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.