Castles monuments in Argyll & Bute
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Argyll & Bute

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Argyll & Bute...

Argyll & Bute Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Barcaldine Castle

Benderloch, Nr. Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SA
Tel: 01631 720598      E-mail:

Enchanting Barcaldine Castle is Argyll's only ancient castle offering bed and breakfast accommodation. This 16th Century home of the Campbells of Barcaldine, located 9 miles north of Oban, has stacks of character and spectacular surroundings with views up Loch Creran to Glencoe. From the snow-capped mountains in early Spring to the golden colours of Autumn a memorable experience awaits you.

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Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace

Taynuilt , PA35 1JQ
Tel: 01866 822432

The most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain.

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Duart Castle

Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, PA64 6AP
Tel: 01680 812 309      E-mail:

Duart Castle guards the Sound of Mull and is open to the public from March until September.

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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XE
Tel: 01499 302 203    Fax: 01499 302 421
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Home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Since the early 15th century, Inveraray Castle has been the headquarters of the Clan Campbell. The present castle was built in the third quarter of the 18th century.

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Kilchurn Castle

Near Dalmally, Argyll, PA33
Tel: 01786 431 326

A square tower, built by Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550, Kilchurn Castle was much enlarged in 1693, incorporating the first purpose built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe. Open summer only. Regular sailings to Kilchurn by steamer from Loch Awe Pier.

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Torosay Castle and Gardens

Craignure, Isle of Mull, PA65 6AY
Tel: 01680 812421     Fax: 01680 812470
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Torosay Castle was completed in 1858 and has developed over the years into one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Isle of Mull.

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Castle Campbell and Gardens

At the head of Dollar Glen, 10m E of Stirling on the A91, FK14 7PP
Tel: 01259 742408

Situated over Dollar Glen, is the 15th-century fortress, Castle Campbell. Attractive terraced gardens.

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Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks

1.5 miles (2.4km) northwest of Lochgilphead, on A83/A816

Historic Scotland. Well preserved Bronze Age cup and ring marks.

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Ballygowan Cup and Ring Mark

1 mile (1.6km) southwest of Kilmartin, Strathclyde, on A816

Historic Scotland. Bronze Age cup and ring marks on natural rock faces.

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Boswell Castle

On the A816, two miles (3km) north of Kilmartin, Strathclyde
Tel: 01698 816894

One of the largest-medieval castles in Scotland. Built in the 13th Century and fought over many times.

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Castle Sween

Loch Sween, Knapdale, Strathclyde
Tel: 0131 668 8600

Located on the east shore of Loch Sween, in Knapdale off the B8025, this is one of the earliest castles in Scotland, dating to the 12th Century. Later towers were built in addition to now vanished wooden structures.

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Glebe Cairn

By Kilmartin on the A816

Historic Scotland. Early Bronze Age burial cairn with tow burial chambers

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Dunstaffnage Castle

Off the A85, 3 ½ miles (5.6km) north of Oban by Loch Etive
Tel: 01631 562465

Built before 1275 above the Firth of Lorn, Dunstaffnage was the stronghold of the MacDougalls, before its capture by Robert the Bruce in 1309.

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Rothesay Castle

Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Strathclyde, on A844
Tel: 01700 502 691

Built to an unusual circular plan, 12th Century Rothesay Castle had a long and close assocation with the Stewart Kings of Scotland.

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Calanais Standing Stones

Calanais, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, HS2 9DY
Tel: 01851 621422   Fax: 01851 621446

A cross-shaped setting of standing stones erected around 3000BC.

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