With over 3000 castles in some shape or form, there is something for everyone! From defensive castles such as Edinburgh and Stirling to fairytale castles with pepperpot turrets and spiral staircases such as Inveraray and Cawdor Castle, or castles famed for their royal connections such as Balmoral, Castle of Mey and Glamis Castle.
Discover how Scotland’s first people lived at ‘Skara Brae’ in the Orkney Islands – one of the best preserved Neolithic villages in Western Europe and part of a ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Also home to the Ring of Brodgar, Maeshow Burial Cairn and the Standing Stones of Stenness.
Burial cairns and standing stones are not just restricted to Orkney, they can be found in other parts of Scotland too. Some of the most impressive are the Callanish Stones in the Outer Hebrides, Kilmartin glen for it string of burial cairns, standing stones and carved rocks, Clava Cairns near Culloden, Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran.