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.
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.
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.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
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.