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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.

Baluachraig Rock Carvings

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

A small group of easily accessible cup and ring marked rocks.

Ballymeanoch Standing Stones

Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

An extraordinary group of standing stones arranged in two parallel lines.

Kilmartin Church

Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A prominent church, it is well known for its stone crosses and superb collection of beautifully carved medieval grave slabs.

Kildalton Cross (HS)

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

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

Dunadd Fort (HS)

by Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The kings of Dal Riata were inaugurated here more than 1,200 years ago.

Dunchraigaig Cairn

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

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

Round Church, Bowmore

Bowmore, Scotland, UK

Scotland’s only round church, completed in 1769, it sits in a prominent position in the middle of Bowmore.

A'Chleit Church

Killean, Scotland, UK

A historic church beside the sea.

Sailean Limekilns

Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK

One of Scotland’s most impressive early industrial sites.

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…

Lismore Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

At the southern tip of Lismore, on the islet of Eielan Musdile, Lismore Lighthouse was lit in 1833.

Ri Cruin Cairn

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

Built about 4000 years ago this is the southernmost cairn of the extraordinary linear cemetery that stretches south from...

Mount Stuart House and Gardens

Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR

One of Britains most spectacular Victorian Gothic houses, with 300 acres of landscaped gardens. Viewing of the house is…

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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…

1 Castle Sween (HS) Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Baluachraig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
3 Ballymeanoch Standing Stones Ballymeanoch, Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
4 Kilmartin Church Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
5 Kildalton Cross (HS) Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK
6 Dunadd Fort (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
7 Dunchraigaig Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
8 Round Church, Bowmore Bowmore, Scotland, UK
9 A'Chleit Church Killean, Scotland, UK
10 Sailean Limekilns Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK
11 Achnabreck Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8SJ
12 Lismore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
13 Ri Cruin Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
14 Mount Stuart House and Gardens Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR 4 stars
15 Finlaggan Ballygrant, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA45 7QL

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