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Kildalton Cross (HS)

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The finest carved stone high cross in Scotland, dating to the 8th century.

Inveraray Jail & County Court

Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8TX

Scotland's preserved 19th century county courthouse and prison, with costumed guides & free audio guides in 6 languages.

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Cruachan Visitor Centre

Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AN

Visit the world's first reversible pumped storage scheme. Free exhibition explains about construction and operation.

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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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Tobar Odhran

Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK

St Oran’s well, marked by an 8th century cross.

Finlaggan

Ballygrant, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA45 7QL

Finlaggan, the ancient seat of the Lords of the Isles, is an island settlement in the beautiful secluded Loch Finlaggan…

Dunchraigaig Cairn

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

A large Bronze Age cairn with three cists, and nearby some impressive standing stones and rock carvings.

Iona Abbey (HS)

Isle of Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SQ

One of Scotland's most historic and venerated sites, Iona Abbey is an important Christian centre.

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Dunstaffnage Castle (HS)

By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ

A very fine 13th century castle, built on a rock. Nearby are the ruins of a chapel with beautiful architectural detailing.

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Kilchurn Castle (HS)

Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AF

Beneath towering mountains at the top of Loch Awe is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland.

Temple Wood Stone Circles

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

An extraordinary site, with two stone circles and burial cists, it may have been used for over 2000 years.

Nether Largie Mid Cairn

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

A Bronze Cairn it forms part of the extraordinary linear cemetery that stretches south from Kilmartin.

Achnabreck Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8SJ

The smooth rocks at Achnabreck have one of the best displays in Britain of cup-and-ring markings. There are other nearby…

Oronsay Priory

Oronsay, Scotland, UK

A well- preserved 14th century priory, with beautiful cloisters and an exquisite medieval cross.

Campbeltown Cross

Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A beautifully carved late medieval standing cross, it was moved to Campbeltown in the 1600s.

1 Kildalton Cross (HS) Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Inveraray Jail & County Court Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8TX
3 Cruachan Visitor Centre Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AN 5 stars
4 Crinan Canal Ardrishaig, Crinan, Argyll, Scotland, UK
5 Tobar Odhran Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK
6 Finlaggan Ballygrant, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA45 7QL
7 Dunchraigaig Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
8 Iona Abbey (HS) Isle of Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SQ 4 stars
9 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
10 Kilchurn Castle (HS) Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AF
11 Temple Wood Stone Circles Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
12 Nether Largie Mid Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
13 Achnabreck Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8SJ
14 Oronsay Priory Oronsay, Scotland, UK
15 Campbeltown Cross Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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