Admire views of the Forth from what’s possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle.
See for yourself why this mighty fortress is known as ‘the ship that never sailed’ – with its pointed stem, square stern and tall mast.
Cross the moat to find yourself in a fairytale setting, complete twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements.
Step inside Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’, once a rural retreat from Scotland’s capital.
Visit the secluded spot where Mary Queen of Scots sheltered during her last hours in Scotland.
Discover a world famous icon. This stronghold has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for centuries.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Roam a city park like no other, with its hills, crags and thousands of years of history.
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings.
Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.
See in the remains of Sir Thomas MacLellan’s tower house how castle building had evolved by the late 1500s to favour comfort over cannons.
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.