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.
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.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.