Take in the view from a 2,000-year-old cliff-side fort, home to a tribe known to the Romans as the Novantae.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Discover the tomb of a mythical Scottish king at this pair of Neolithic burial monuments.
Experience the comfortable life of Scotland’s landed gentry in the 1500s at this fine tower house.
Wander around this medieval ruin nestled in secluded woodland by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit a rare example of a Lowland broch – a kind of fortification usually found only in northern Scotland.
Visit a true Romanesque relic: an 1100s entrance arch, reused in a later burial vault.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
Roam the remains of the peaceful home of Tironesian monks, who lived here for around 400 years.
Trace the 11-sided stone curtain wall of a castle that may have originally been built by Robert the Bruce himself.