Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Visit a true Romanesque relic: an 1100s entrance arch, reused in a later burial vault.
Wander along the massive walls of an artillery fort built to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch.
Find a rare example of a tithe barn, constructed to store agricultural tithes given to the Church.
Inspect the carvings on a tall Pictish cross-slab, adorned with various scenes, symbols and decoration.
View a handsome tower house standing tall on what may be the mound of an earlier castle.
Find out about the role this castle played in the Wars of Independence and its association with Mary Queen of Scots.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Wander around the ruins of the abbey founded by David I at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
Roam a city park like no other, with its hills, crags and thousands of years of history.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Visit the private chapel of a noble family, later converted into Scotland’s first public lending library.