Places to go & Things to do

Historic Scotland

The history of Scotland is not all about William Wallace, Culloden and Bannockburn, there are endless opportunities to visit the past in and around Argyll. Take time to see the spectacular castles in the region such as Dunstaffnage - stronghold of the MacDougalls, Kilchurn, Inverary, and Duart on the Isle of Mull.

 

For religious historians be sure to delve into Ardchattan Priory and one of Scotland's most sacred sites Iona Abbey. There are also the sculptured stones at Kilberry and the monuments at Kilmartin Glen.

 

If Wallace and Robert The Bruce do interest you make the journey to the imposing, grand Stirling Castle which towers over Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge. There is also the Wallace Monument nearby.

 

Dunollie Castle in Oban opens in April 2012 to the public for the first time and is well worth a visit.  Having been inhabited for more than 2,000 years, and occupied by the Chiefs of the Clan MacDougall for 900 of these, Dunollie has a rich history - not just connected to the local area but interwoven with important events in Scottish and UK history.

 

Kilchurn Castle, on Loch Awe

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