Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
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.
Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan – a forbidding fortress perched above Dollar Glen.
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.
Marvel at the near-complete castle of ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, set in lovely Stirlingshire countryside.
Visit a stronghold that stood at the heart of an ancient kingdom covering the area now known as Strathclyde.
Admire the mighty MacDougall stronghold built on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn, in later years a royal castle.
Visit the site of the shrine of St Kentigern, around which Scotland’s largest city sprang up.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Step off the foot ferry into one of Scotland's most sacred sites, founded by St Columba in AD 563.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.