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.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.
Survey a fortress famous for its long and close association with the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Explore one of Scotland’s greatest castles, home to generations of monarchs and a fortress since ancient times.
Gain a unique insight into island life inside this traditional thatched house – once home to a family and its animals.