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Discover the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history. Scotland’s nobles swore independence from England in a letter sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320.
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.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Learn about the lawlessness of the McCullochs, for whom this elegant six-storey tower house was built.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Stand in awe of one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs, built 5,000 years ago, its entrance aligned with the setting of the midwinter sun.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Uncover both sides of a castle with a 450-year history – its role as a bishop’s palace, and as a fortress and state prison.
See in a single place the 38 Pictish stones found dotted in and around the church in this Angus village.
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.
Walk in the footsteps of countless others to reach St Ninian’s shrine, one of Scotland’s earliest Christian sites.