Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
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.
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.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
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.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
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.