Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Get a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat and its great garden.
Admire the unusual mix of architecture in what is one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.
Stand in surroundings that inspired Sir Walter Scott, who learned the power of border ballads as a young infant living on the estate.