AUCHINDRAIN, ARGYLL & BUTE
Auchindrain is an extraordinary attraction that brings an original Township or farming village back to life. On entering the Museum visitors step back in time to witness how the local community lived, worked and played. The original Township buildings are furnished and give a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who once lived and worked at Auchindrain. See the website for special events.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Some areas are accessible but steep paths
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10-5; Nov-Mar, open most wknds but please call in advance to check. Visitor Centre closed Nov-Mar
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About the area
Discover Argyll & Bute
This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.
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. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but 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.
To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.
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