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Free audio tours when purchasing tickets! Step through the doors and step back in time to a 19th-century prison and courthouse, in use as a prison from 1820 to 1889, the building is now a living museum. It is a category A listed building, experience what life was like for men, women and children, some as young as seven who were tried and locked up here. Explore the atmospheric historic buildings and meet the costumed characters who animate the past in this unique living museum, very...

Argyll Visitor Information Guide

  • Argyll Postcode PA34
  • Argyll Latitude 56.4006° N Longitude -5.4807° W
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This is of ancient origin, and corresponds to most of the part of the ancient kingdom of Dál Riata on Great Britain.

Argyll was also a medieval bishopric with its cathedral at Lismore, as well as an early modern earldom and dukedom.

The region is home to 23 inhabited islands, each offering tranquil beaches and their own unique island cultures, isle of Colonsay, isle of Coll, isle of Tiree, isle of Islay, Bute, isle of Jura and the isle of Mull, just a few, there are seven National Nature Reserves and many more parks, gardens and wild spaces in between, Argyll & The Isles are one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer, otters, seals, puffins, red squirrels, porpoises and rare white tailed sea eagles. offering rugged combining of stunning scenery and world-famous distilleries.

This atmospheric region is well suited for walking, mountain biking and wildlife spotting, enjoy the miles of twisting roads. walk up Ben Starav at the head of Loch Etive and explore miles of spectacular coastline, from the west End to West Coast! Argyll & The Isles is located right on Glasgow's doorstep,with 7,000 years of history and over 2000km of trails, to be had for the cultured explorer or indulge in amazing food and drink of this region you can combine unique and authentic experiences in Glasgow and Argyll.

Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast, Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.

When touring Argyill by car or camper or motorbike, your route can vary in length; trips can be as short or as long as you like, the Argyll Coastal Route starts on the banks of Loch Lomond as you drive and explore Scotland’s west coast and travel the scenic route to Fort William, discover the excellent seafood, and sea air of Loch Fyne and the fascinating history of the Kingdom of Dalraida at Kilmartin and the astonishingly diverse landscapes from sea shores to mountain tops.

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