Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.