Face a mighty, curtain-walled fortress, built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan.
Find a magnificent henge monument at the summit of a hill.
Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house, a noble residence turned army base.
Make the connections between this lordly residence and some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.
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.
Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
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.
Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’, seat of the chief of Clan Macneil.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.