St Columba Trail: Arrive as a Tourist, Leave as a Friend.

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Place Category: History, Guided Tours, Arts & Culture, Guided Tours, Walking & Climbing, and Touring & Day Trips

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  • Where Gaelic is still spoken

    “Thig crioch air an saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl”

    The world will pass away, but love and music will endure

    So too will Argyll.

    Why not get off the main tourist drag onto the beaten track and the roads less travelled to visit some of Argyll’s best kept secrets that Christine knows well. Writing them down here would be giving secrets away! So please get in contact for the adventure that is Hidden Argyll.

    Find out………..

    Where did the Campbell laird accidentally decapitate the blacksmith while testing the balance of his newly sharpened sword!
    Who was Argyll’s own famous 16th century pirate!
    What happened to Tarbert Castle when it was garrisoned by Cromwell’s army when they went out gathering nuts!
    Which clan chief lost his castle during a drinking bout !
    Which town had a church which held a service in English and Gaelic at the same time!
    Where the Devil’s Hand-print is!
    Was the legendary King Arthur from Argyll! new evidence suggests he may have been!
    The best viewpoints
    Places that have inspired countless Gaelic songs & poems
    Deserted villages and the peace they evoke in one’s soul

    Let Christine take the strain. Leave your car for the day and go on roads less travelled.

    Pick ups & drop off’s can be arranged.

    From the beautiful Argyll song Carradale Glen

    I leave you with grieving
    And sadness of mind,
    While memories linger
    Of hearts warm and kind.

    For ever and ever
    Beyond human ken,
    My spirit shall wander
    In Carradale Glen.

    “….Time spent in Dalriada, the Argyll heartland will leave you with a great sense of belonging, peace and understanding”

    Discounts given to Gaelic speakers and learners.

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