Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
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.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
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.