Marvel at the only episcopal palace ever built in Norse Scotland and its stunning Renaissance neighbour.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
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.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Find out how the fortunes of this fortress – residence damaged by Cromwell were revived by its new owners.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, built as their second home in the country.
Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid.
Delve into more than 4,000 years of human settlement in the same location in Shetland.
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.