Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
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.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s – and then sample a dram for yourself.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
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.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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.