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.
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.
The original Aberlour Distillery was believed to be founded by John and James Grant in Aberlour, Banffshire in 1826. Officially, though, it is recorded as being built in1879 by James Fleming about a mile from the original site in Speyside. Aberlour means ‘mouth of the chattering burn’ in Gaelic. The distillery was taken over in 1892 by R. Thorne and Sons who enlarged it to a great degree. ...
Taymouth Castle has a well known golf course on its grounds and stands on the east end of Loch Tay in Perthshire, Scotland. It lies west of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy. Taymouth Castle was the ancient seat of the powerful Campbell Earls and Marquises of Breadalbane.
There has been a castle at Kilchurn for about 550 years, built on a small island in Loch Awe that is not much bigger than the castle itself. It was probably built by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy in about 1450, on the earlier site of a holding of McGregor of Glenstrae. Historically, the main approach to the castle from land has been from Dalmally to the east.
Twenty-five miles from Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, Castle Stalker stands at the mouth of Loch Laich. It is near Loch Linnhe, on a rocky islet known as the Rock of the Cormorants. Its Gaelic name Stalcaire, means falconer or hunter and it has had a long history of violence, particularly murder of its owners, associated with it. Right from Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart, who built the ...
Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, south-west of Glasgow, stands about a mile from Galston. It was the ancestral home of the Campbell family of Loudoun. The earliest four storey square tower with a battlement, probably built by the Craufurds, incorporated into the present ruins dates to either the 12th or 13th century. In 1601, the First Earl of Loudoun, Sir John Campbell, Chancellor of Scotland, ...
Carrick Castle has a most dramatic position on the west shore of Loch Goil, south of Lochgoilhead in Argyll. The castle was in a state of disrepair but is now being restored. The striking location on a rocky outcrop is worth a visit and if you are equipped to walk and enjoy a bit of exercise you could take a walk till there. A scenic route is through the Argyll Forest Park where there is a ...
Kenmore is a delightful village overlooking the beautiful Loch Tay. The first thing to catch your eye on approaching the town is the lines of whitewashed cottages. Filled with scenic splendor and historic intrigue, the village of Kenmore is a delightful tourist stop.