I think we have an inbuilt tendency to ignore treasures on our doorstep. This was certainly the case when I lived on the edge of London - although the city was packed full of world-class places of interest, museums, entertainments and historical sites, we only ever visited them when showing other folks around. I'm sure if we lived miles from Huntingtower castle we would have had had several day trips to it - because it is a charming place. They have everything there, gloomy cellars, high battlements, rumours of ghosts, a bloodthirsty history, entertaining historical anecdotes to go along with the historical information, and dressing-up costumes for younger children. Norris and Doris toured the castle as a medieval knight and princess respectively (Boris considers himself above such things, and was more interested in bloody history!). The staff are really friendly and great with the kids too, historic Scotland do a great job getting the best out of these old places!