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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.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
Delve into a site that saw a great deal of action during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, was hotly fought over.
Discover the ‘strong point on the Tay', built to defend Scotland against a gathering English navy and captured several times.
Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan – a forbidding fortress perched above Dollar Glen.
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.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
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.
Walk among kings in Dunfermline Abbey, a royal mausoleum, and see the palace where the last monarch born in Scotland was delivered.
Admire the mighty MacDougall stronghold built on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn, in later years a royal castle.