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Historic Attractions in Argyll & the Isles

Subcategory: Castles & Stately Homes

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.

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.

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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Gylen Castle

Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK

Perched on a rocky ridge, this is one of Scotland’s most spectacular castles.

Castle Stalker

Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK

This spectacular mid 16th century tower of the Stewarts of Appin stands on a small rocky island 100 yards off shore. ...

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Carnasserie Castle (HS)

Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ

One of Argyll’s finest castles, Carnasserie was built in the 1560s by John Carswell.

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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Ardkinglas House

Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BG

The present house at Ardkinglas was completed in the autumn of 1907 after a miraculously short construction period of…

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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Skipness Castle (HS)

Skipness, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A fine 13th century castle with a 16th century tower house in one corner.

Aros Castle

Aros, PA72 6JL

13th Century castle ruins near Salen.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray, PA32 8XE

Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings.

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Duart Castle

Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA64 6AP

13th Century Clan Castle, Isle of Mull. Home of the Clan Maclean and current Clan Chief.

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1 Castle Sween (HS) Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Kilchurn Castle (HS) Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AF
3 Mount Stuart House and Gardens Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LR 4 stars
4 Gylen Castle Isle of Kerrera, Scotland, UK
5 Castle Stalker Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland, UK
6 Carnasserie Castle (HS) Kilmartin, Argyll, PA31 8RQ
7 Rothesay Castle (HS) Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA 4 stars
8 Ardkinglas House Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BG
9 Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) By Dunbeg, Near Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PZ 4 stars
10 Skipness Castle (HS) Skipness, Argyll, Scotland, UK
11 Aros Castle Aros, PA72 6JL
12 Inveraray Castle Inveraray, PA32 8XE 4 stars
13 Duart Castle Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA64 6AP 4 stars

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