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Hit Argyll's heritage trails

The West Highlands are more than just beautiful natural scenery. This area is steeped in rich and colourful history dating back millennia, and a great way to learn about it is by exploring its Heritage Trails.

Carnasserie Castle on the Dal Raita Heritage Trail

From guided walks to self guided tours, you'll discover everything from evocative stone circles to ancient forts to the ruins of once grand castles.

The Dalriada Heritage Trail links Carnasserie Castle through Kilmartin Glen and the Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve to Dunadd Fort, through primeval woodlands and fascinating prehistoric rock carvings. To enrich your experience, download the series of podcasts linked to waymarkers at each site on the trail. Visit for more information or to download the podcast guides.

The Campbeltown Heritage Trail starts outside the Aqualibrium on Kinloch Road. The tours last about an hour and cover the history of this charming town. There are no guided tours for 2020 but you can download the self guiding leaflet here.

You can step back in time on the Achnabreac Trail and see one of the finest set of cup and ring marked rocks in Britain, as well as enjoy the tranquil woodland teeming with wildlife. Or get on your mountain bike and hit the Firetower Trail, a mix of routes through the forest with exciting side trails for the thrill seeker.

Visit the model village of Luss on Loch Lomond by taking in the walking trail that runs through the village, along the river and through the woods-a wonderful way to pass a summer day.

An Oban Walking Tour is the perfect way to learn about this charming town on the bay, from its history to life today. Imagine Alba's certified Oban tour guide Michelle will entertain you with stories of Celtic giants, cave men, Norse warlords and powerful clans and will answer your questions about modern life in Scotland.

So if history is your bag, hit the Heritage Trails of the west and learn a little something!


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