Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
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.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
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.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
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.