Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
Get up close to an Iron Age complex said to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of a later prehistoric settlement.
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.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Walk among kings in Dunfermline Abbey, a royal mausoleum, and see the palace where the last monarch born in Scotland was delivered.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason at this awesome, eerie ruin.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.