Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Enjoy the tranquility at the seat of the bishops of Ross – a beautiful red sandstone cathedral in a quiet square.
Admire a picturesque late-medieval tower house overlooking farmland and the Bridge of Buchat.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Visit ‘the noblest of northern castles’ – even ruined, the stronghold of the mighty earls of Mar is a fine example of a 13th-century castle.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.