Scotland

Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o'Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife,...
The Battle of Culloden, Jacobite rebellions, Scottish history. Credit: The Print Collector/Alamy

The 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Rebellions

In the 300th anniversary year of the first of the Jacobite Rebellions, here are three ways to mark this important moment in Scottish history. The plot and cast are extraordinary: a foreigner, 52nd in line...

Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles

Architectural historian Charles Wemyss, author of Noble Houses of Scotland, sheds light on Scotland’s castles and stately homes, sharing the most fascinating stories of these buildings. A new book called Noble Houses of Scotland, by architectural historian Charles...

Download your Homecoming Scotland 2014 Guide

This year is a very special one for Scotland as it hosts a wonderful Year of Homecoming, celebrating the country's rich history and heritage that is treasured by millions across the world. In partnership...

Scotland’s stately homes

Some of Britain’s best houses and castles are in Scotland, with their own distinctive character, impressive architecture and fascinating interiors. We take a look inside seven of the finest... With its rich history and myriad...

Scottish gardens on a grand scale

The dramatic landscapes of Scotland are home to some of Britain’s most spectacular gardens. From blazing rhododendrons in the north west to the unlikely spectacle of bananas and palm trees overlooking the Firth of...

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort. The Bluebell Shepherd’s Huts, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire The Bluebell huts are...

The Mighty Fells: Britain’s highest peaks

Many have taken on the demanding Three Peaks Challenge – walking to the top of Britain's highest peaks. But when one BRITAIN writer tried it, she discovered an array of beautiful surprises along the...

Countryside drives in Scotland

Take a drive through the Scottish countryside and the view through your windscreen is a constantly changing panorama of castles, mountains, lochs and glens. BRITAIN brings you three of the very best routes Scotland has...
Castle Fraser. Credit: Creative Commons

Scotland’s spectacular castles

Scotland is home to a host of spectacular castles. Famed for their breathtaking surroundings, they are also key to unlocking the country’s remarkable history In a nation swirling with stories of ferocious clan rivalries and battles against the...

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