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Ancient History and Archaeology, explore ancient monuments, castles and hill forts.

People have lived in this part of Argyll for over 6000 years. The area is dotted with many prehistoric sites including burial cairns, rock carvings, standing stones and stone circles.

Within our grounds we have an ancient ruined farmstead, of which records can be traced back to the middle ages, and a chambered cairn you can explore. Nearby tracks take you to ruins at Oib and Arichonan.

Heading down the Achnamara peninsula and Loch Sween we have Castle Sween and Kilmory Knap Chapel.

Kilmartin Glen is steeped in history with castles and hill forts such as Carnasserie and Dunadd. Kilmartin Museum and its cafe is a mine of local information and a must visit!. Please note that the museum is currently closed for a revamp - please check their website for further information.

A bit further afield is the Auchindrain Township and museum of rural life - Auchindrain Township. In Inveraray we have Inveraray Jail  and Inveraray Castle  to explore. Oban offers Dunollie Castle, museum and grounds and sitting above the town is Mccaig's Tower,

Interested in the history of the Crinan Canal then don't forget to include a visit to the Eggshed in Ardrishaig The Egg Shed - Scottish Canals

Attached link to Visit Scotland for more ideas around Argyll Things to Do in Argyll & Bute Itinerary | VisitScotland

Further details are in the information pack in the house. 

  • Gartnagrenach Farmhouse - Argyll

    Prices from £510.00

    Gartnagrenach is a traditional stone built farmhouse on the edge of Knapdale Forest. The accommodation consists of living room, separate lounge/dining room, both with satellite television, 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room. Arrival/departure dates and number of nights stay may be flexible, and please contact us direct for any last minute special offers.

    • Traditional stone built farmhouse
    • 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room
    • Peaceful and tranquil location
    • Many varieties of local wildlife
    • Central location to explore all Mid Argyll has to offer