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Carradale Bay

Kintyre, Scotland, UK

A superb sandy beach on the east coast of Kintyre, it is well off the beaten track.

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    Skerryvore Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The construction of Scotland’s tallest 48m (158ft) high lighthouse, on a treacherous low lying reef 10 miles south-west of...

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    Crinan Canal

    Ardrishaig, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    An amazing achievement in its day, the canal opened in 1801. It allows vessels to reach the West Highlands without...

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    Castle Sween (HS)

    Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    One of the oldest castles in Scotland, built by Suibhne, ancestor of the MacSweens in the 12th century.

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    Nether Largie Standing Stones

    Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

    This prominent group of standing stones, erected some 3200 years ago, may have been a lunar observatory.

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  • Historic Kilmun
    Historic Kilmun

    Kilmun, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8SE

    Historic Kilmun boasts the Clan Campbell Mausoleum, the site of Fintan Munnu's first church, walks and historic graves.

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  • The Oa (RSPB)
    The Oa (RSPB)

    Nr Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AU

    The cliffs of this peninsula on the south of the island are a good place to see choughs, golden eagles, peregrines and…

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  • Mid Argyll Community Pool
    Mid Argyll Community Pool

    Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NG

    20 metre pool offering fun sessions, lessons and public swimmming for all ages and abilities. Open daily.

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  • Mount Stuart House & Gardens
    Mount Stuart House & Gardens

    Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR

    300 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and grounds. Delightful Rock Garden, Wee Garden, Kitchen Garden and Pinetum can…

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    Skipness Beach

    Skipness, Scotland, UK

    A beautiful, intimate beach, it is a short walk from Skipness Castle.

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    Kilmory Knap Chapel

    Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    A small chapel in a superb position it houses the exquisitely carved MacMillan’s cross and a large collection of medieval...

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  • Fyne Ales Brewery
    Fyne Ales Brewery

    Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BJ

    Fyne Ales is located on a working farm in Argyll at the head of Loch Fyne, an area renowned for its excellent natural…

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    Killegruer Beach

    Glenbarr, Argyll, Scotland, UK

    A long sandy beach at he north end of Bellochantuy Bay.

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  • Benmore Botanic Garden
    Benmore Botanic Garden

    By Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU

    A magnificent mountainside garden with a world collection of conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Superb collection…

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  • 1 Carradale Bay Kintyre, Scotland, UK
    2 Skerryvore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 Crinan Canal Ardrishaig, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    4 Castle Sween (HS) Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    5 Nether Largie Standing Stones Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
    6 Historic Kilmun Kilmun, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8SE
    7 The Oa (RSPB) Nr Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AU
    8 Mid Argyll Community Pool Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NG
    9 Mount Stuart House & Gardens Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR
    10 Skipness Beach Skipness, Scotland, UK
    11 Iona (Several Beaches) Scotland, UK
    12 Kilmory Knap Chapel Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    13 Fyne Ales Brewery Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BJ
    14 Killegruer Beach Glenbarr, Argyll, Scotland, UK
    15 Benmore Botanic Garden By Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU

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