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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
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.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.
Walk in the footsteps of countless others to reach St Ninian’s shrine, one of Scotland’s earliest Christian sites.