Find out why castles were built in Scotland and what came before them.
Discover what existed in Scotland before castles were ever built.
Find out how King David I changed Scotland by inviting Norman knights to build motte-and-bailey castles.
Find out how soldiers attacked castles and how the people inside stayed safe.
Find out how castles have been used during war and battles throughout history.
Find out how people stayed safe inside a castle and how enemies attacked them.
Find out what life would have been like in Stirling Castle under siege during the Wars of Independence.
Find out what happened to Scotland's castles and how they are used today.
Find out what life was like for people living in a royal palace or great house.
Find out about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's love for Scotland and Balmoral Castle.
Find out how Scottish castles were used during World War Two.
Find out about all the different ways Scotland's castles and palaces are used today.
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