Culture

Great Estates Scotland

This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland's most magnificent country estates through the eyes of the current owners, the ghillies, the gardeners and the housekeepers, not forgetting the paying guests who frequent these stunning country estates. Filmed entirely in Scotland, the show tell the fascinating stories behind these magnificent buildings.

Rosslyn

54m 25s

Many believe the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to be home to the Holy Grail or to the skull of St Matthew, John the Baptist or even of Jesus Christ himself. Art historian and owner Lady Helen Rosslyn guides us as we examine the legends that surround this small chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Episodes

  • Inveraray: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inveraray

    S1 E4 - 55m 25s

    For more than 500 years, Inveraray Castle has housed the chieftain of one of the world’s best-known family clans, the Clan Campbell. It is now the home to the 13th Duke of Argyll, His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, and his young family. Visited by thousands every year, the castle was the stand-in for “Duneagle” in the “Downton Abbey” Christmas episode.

  • Rosslyn: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rosslyn

    S1 E3 - 54m 25s

    Many believe the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to be home to the Holy Grail or to the skull of St Matthew, John the Baptist or even of Jesus Christ himself. Art historian and owner Lady Helen Rosslyn guides us as we examine the legends that surround this small chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

  • Kincardine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kincardine

    S1 E2 - 53m 39s

    The 70-room Kincardine Castle is home to only two people, Andrew and Nicky Bradford. In a little over a century, the castle and its surrounding 3,000-acre estate have gone from being a trifling extravagance for its fabulously rich owners to presenting a passionate but ongoing struggle to keep it afloat for its present-day occupants.

  • Dumfries: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dumfries

    S1 E1 - 53m 25s

    Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Extras + Features

  • Inveraray Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inveraray Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    For more than 500 years, Inveraray Castle has housed the chieftain of one of the world’s best-known family clans, the Clan Campbell. It is now the home to the 13th Duke of Argyll, His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, and his young family. Visited by thousands every year, the castle was the stand-in for “Duneagle” in the “Downton Abbey” Christmas episode.

  • Rosslyn Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rosslyn Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Uncover the myths of mysterious Rosslyn Chapel. Many believe the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to be home to the Holy Grail or to the skull of St Matthew, John the Baptist or even of Jesus Christ himself. Art historian and owner Lady Helen Rosslyn guides us as we examine the legends that surround this small chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

  • Kincardine Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kincardine Preview

    S1 E2 -

    Visit this 70-room castle with its surrounding 3,000-acre estate, which has gone from being a trifling extravagance for its fabulously rich owners to presenting a passionate but ongoing struggle to keep it afloat for its present day occupants.

  • Dumfries Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dumfries Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Schedule

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