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American Monument

Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU

The memorial to the 550 American servicemen who lost their lives near here in 1918.

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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Sailean Limekilns

Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK

One of Scotland’s most impressive early industrial sites.

Nether Largie Standing Stones

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

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

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...

Baluachraig Rock Carvings

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

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

Oronsay Priory

Oronsay, Scotland, UK

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

A'Chleit Church

Killean, Scotland, UK

A historic church beside the sea.

Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS)

Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ

Founded in 1753 by Cumbrian iron masters, this is the most complete charcoal fuelled ironworks in Britain.

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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...

Kilchoman Cross

Kilchoman, Scotland, UK

A magnificent cross dating from about 1350, it stands in a churchyard overlooking Machir Bay.

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…

Rothesay Castle (HS)

Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA

A remarkable 13th century castle of enclosure, circular in plan, with a 16th century fore-work.

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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.

1 American Monument Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU
2 Mount Stuart House and Gardens Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR 4 stars
3 Sailean Limekilns Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK
4 Nether Largie Standing Stones Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
5 Skerryvore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
6 Baluachraig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
7 Oronsay Priory Oronsay, Scotland, UK
8 A'Chleit Church Killean, Scotland, UK
9 Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS) Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ 4 stars
10 Lismore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Ri Cruin Cairn Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
12 Kilchoman Cross Kilchoman, Scotland, UK
13 Achnabreck Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8SJ
14 Rothesay Castle (HS) Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA 4 stars
15 Round Church, Bowmore Bowmore, Scotland, UK

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