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Discover the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history. Scotland’s nobles swore independence from England in a letter sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320.
Discover the ‘strong point on the Tay', built to defend Scotland against a gathering English navy and captured several times.
Wander around this medieval ruin nestled in secluded woodland by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
Wander the ruins of Scotland’s most romantic cathedral, set at an ancient ecclesiastical centre.
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.
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.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
Discover the only remaining fragment of the medieval parish church of Edzell in a sleepy rural graveyard.
Visit the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce, a magnificent ruin in the Scottish Borders.
Admire a sacred place of enduring importance at this ancient site of worship where the annals of Iona were once kept.