Local History

Steeped in history, Argyll and it’s islands provide a wealth of exciting places to visit.

Ancient castles with myths and legends shrouded in the mists of time. Monasteries and Abbeys, dating from as far back as the 6th century, highlighting the beginning of the Christian Church in Britain, plus many modern attractions for young and old alike.

Visit Inverary Castle, seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Duart Castle on Mull, home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean. Locally, picturesque Castle Stalker, now restored, has its own turbulent history, and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692.

Can you solve the mystery of the Appin murder? Who really slew Colin Campbell, known as the ‘Red Fox’, and featured in R.L. Stevenson’s novel ‘Kidnapped’.

Appin and the surrounding area is the ancestral home to ‘Clan Stewart of Appin’, steadfast followers of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s ill-fated campaign which ended on the battlefield of Culloden on Drumossie Moor, where some 92 clansmen were killed or wounded out of about 300. You can visit the clan gravestone in the old parish churchyard.

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