CASTLES & CULTURE
IN THE HIGHLANDS
Kilchurn Castle is at the northern head of Loch Awe and less than ten minutes drive from the lodge. Built in the 1400s and beautiful enough to appear on Marks & Spencers shortbread tins, it is an iconic Scottish monument. Read more about the castle’s history and get directions on the Historic Scotland website.
Inveraray, a breathtaking town situated on the edge of the coastal Loch Fyne. It has retained all of its old charm and is most certainly worth visiting and an exploring.
Steeped in history and belonging to Clan of Campbell, this iconic castle is the residence of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll. It is open to the public makes a fantastic day out for all ages. Information and opening times can be found on the Inveraray Castle website.
Take a gruesome step back in time at Inveraray Jail. A terrifying tour around one of the finest historic jails in the country will capture the attention and imagination of young and old. For opening times, prices and more details, visit their website.
Step back in time
The surrounding highlands are home to some wonderful examples of Scotland’s history. Visit the last Scottish township, which survived until 1963. Today, Auchindrain, is by far the best remaining example of this type of settlement. The Auchindrain Folk Museum is a good place to start.
Bonawe Iron Furnace is the most complete charcoal-fuelled iron works in Britain. See inside the charcoal sheds,immense, cathedral-like structures and admire the remarkably intact furnace. Do check opening times before you travel in case it’s closed because of the weather. More information on the Visit Scotland website.