See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
Discover the ‘strong point on the Tay', built to defend Scotland against a gathering English navy and captured several times.
Explore an impressive defensive site among the Pentland Hills just south of Edinburgh.
Find out about one of Scotland’s best-preserved hillforts, built in the first millennium BC and occupied for several centuries.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Find out how the fortunes of this fortress – residence damaged by Cromwell were revived by its new owners.
Examine the outlines of two halls built on the same spot 4,000 years apart at this complex site.
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.
Wander the ruins of Scotland’s most romantic cathedral, set at an ancient ecclesiastical centre.
Look for evidence of Roman carvings on this rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth.
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