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History – the Heart of Argyll – Scotland

The landscape of the Heart of Argyll is richly layered with Scotland’s history, making it a fascinating destination for short breaks and holidays. From the Bronze Age standing stones and burial cairns in Kilmartin Glen and Knapdale, to Dunadd Fort, the birthplace of our nation, where ancient Kings were inaugurated. You’ll find yourself returning time and time again to delve deeper. Carnasserie Castle, Castle Sween and the castles at Tarbert, Skipness and Inveraray are steeped in history, while at Auchindrain Township, the social history of the clearances and agricultural change is compellingly brought to life.

  • Venture West

    Welcome to Venture West – based in one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland – Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura. Offering unforgettable boat trips around the West coast of Scotland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may encounter Osprey, Minke Whales, Seals, Porpoises, Dolphins Read more [...]

  • West Highland White Terrier

    The West Highland White Terrier, or Poltalloch Terrier, was first bred on the Polatalloch Estate near Crinan in the Heart of Argyll. They are known as Westies. The breed is famous for being alert, friendly, courageous, hardy, active, and independent. These lovely characters came about because the 16th Laird of Read more [...]

  • Wild Argyll

    Nature, People and Inspiration. Explore one of Europe’s most fascinating and dramatic landscapes on a bespoke adventure. Our journeys by kayak or on foot can be quite short but our journeys of the mind go far and wide. Discover extraordinary natural and cultural worlds and enjoy freedom, fresh air, fun Read more [...]