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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.

Bridge over the Atlantic

Clachan Seil (Near Oban), Scotland, UK

A spectacular old bridge, it connects the Island of Seil to the mainland.

Saddell Abbey

Carradale, Scotland, UK

A few ruins with a good collection of medieval grave slabs.

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.

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.

Kilchoman Cross

Kilchoman, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Tobar Odhran

Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK

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

Baluachraig Rock Carvings

Kilmartin, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Campbeltown Cross

Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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

Dunadd Fort (HS)

by Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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

Eileach an Naoimh (HS)

Garvellachs, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The ruins of an early Christian monastery, reputedly founded by St Brendan the Navigator.

1 Round Church, Bowmore Bowmore, Scotland, UK
2 Bridge over the Atlantic Clachan Seil (Near Oban), Scotland, UK
3 Saddell Abbey Carradale, Scotland, UK
4 Temple Wood Stone Circles Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
5 Kilmartin Church Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
6 Kilchoman Cross Kilchoman, Scotland, UK
7 American Monument Mull of Oa, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AU
8 Tobar Odhran Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, UK
9 Baluachraig Rock Carvings Kilmartin, Scotland, UK
10 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
11 Bonawe Iron Furnace (HS) Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ 4 stars
12 Iona Abbey (HS) Isle of Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SQ 4 stars
13 Campbeltown Cross Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, UK
14 Dunadd Fort (HS) by Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
15 Eileach an Naoimh (HS) Garvellachs, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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