Our top 20 history and heritage sites to visit in Scotland Scotland’s epic history and heritage is all around us. It’s in the stones of its towering, crumbling castles; it’s within the deep, dark waters of its lochs and their myths and monsters; and it’s on the banks of its canals first carved from the rugged rock centuries ago. 2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the perfect time to explore incredible places millennia in the making. We’ve picked out some of the best to help you plan a self-drive adventure you’ll never forget. Get in gear.