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.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
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 picturesque former parish church said to mark the spot where St Serf supposedly slew a dragon.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.