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    Tarbert

    The small fishing village of Tarbert is thought to have been founded around 836 AD since it was around this time that it was first mentioned in the annals of Ulster. By that stage it was already a major centre of the herring industry and today it continues to enjoy significance as a port town. The harbor in Tarbert is currently used mainly for the docking of boats and the loading and ...

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    Scalasaig

    On the beautiful Island of Colonsay lies a village by the name of Scalasaig. Colonsay is about twenty square miles in size and is home to only about 122 people. Scalasaig is the principal village on the island and in fact the island is so small that you can never travel more than five miles from the village of Scalsaig without wandering out into the frigid ocean. The area enjoys a ...

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    Rothesay

    Rothesay is the main town on the Isle of Bute, located on the eastern side of the Isle. The town is built around one of the main attractions that makes Rothesay a popular destination in Scotland - the Rothesay Castle. A ferry service from Wemyss Bay can safely transport you to a town that is filled with historical sights and relaxing activities.

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    Port Ellen

    Walter Frederick Campbell founded Port Ellen in the year 1821 and named the town in honor of his wife. It is an important deep-water harbor for the Isle of Islay and also has a ferry terminal. It is a quaint and tranquil destination in Scotland and is mostly known for the role it played in the distillery industry and for its beautiful beaches.

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    Inveraray

    The town of Inveraray is the oldest royal burgh in the Argyll region and was founded in the year 1648. The Marques of Montrose destroyed the original fishing village in 1644 and the town of Inveraray that is still visible today was constructed by the third Duke of Argyll.

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    Helensburgh

    The town of Helensburgh is located on the River Clyde and was originally founded in the 1600s. The Ardencaple Castle was built next to the small coastal town, but was destroyed by Sir Ian Colcyuhoun in the year 1776, for the construction of spa baths on the site and building of the town that he dedicated to Helen, his wife. Today, there is not much left to suggest that ...

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    Garelochhead

    At the head of the Gare Loch you will find a small village by the name of Garelochhead, situated in Argyll and Bute in Scotland. Garelochhead is a reasonably young village in comparison to others that have been around for centuries. Garelochhead was formed in the 1820s, the same time the steamer cruise was first introduced, to accommodate steam cruise passengers that were passing by. It was ...

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    Dunoon

    Dunoon is found in the Argyll region in Scotland, providing visitors with a wonderful opportunity to visit and see the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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    Campbeltown

    Campbeltown is one of the largest towns located in Argyll, Scotland. Campbeltown is situated beside a loch and is protected by hills surrounding it. Near the town, about ten miles away, lies Keil, which is where St Columba was said to have landed in AD563 on his way to Iona.

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    Bowmore

    The Island of Islay, which is also known as “The Queen of the Hebrides”, lies off the coast of Scotland and falls within the Argyll region. It forms part of the Inner Hebrides and is the southernmost island in this cluster of islands. Bowmore, although small, is the capital of the Island of Islay. On a clear day visitors can see the beautiful Irish coast, which lies just twenty-five miles ...