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Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
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.
Imagine being imprisoned in this island stronghold, as Mary Queen of Scots – formerly a guest here – once was.
See in the remains of Sir Thomas MacLellan’s tower house how castle building had evolved by the late 1500s to favour comfort over cannons.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.
Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history in this grand castle on the shores of Loch Ness.