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.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
See the mighty hilltop castle built by Robert II in the 1370s, soon after he came to the Scottish throne.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Discover the love story between John Balliol and Lady Dervorgilla that lies behind the abbey’s special name, Dulce Cor.
Discover the last of the grand medieval castles, set high on a cliff edge and featuring a massive curtain wall.
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.