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.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
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.
Explore mighty coastal defences built during the Napoleonic Wars but destined never to see action.
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.
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.
See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months when it’s put to work to show how oatmeal is made.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.