The Auchindrain Trust


Auchindrain, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XN

    See this remarkably well preserved example of a Highland farm township, a fascinating relic from a long-vanished period in Scottish agricultural history.

    Discover how Scotland’s rural inhabitants lived and worked at the Auchindrain Trust, a collection of restored dwellings and farm buildings which once formed a small farming community. These were known as townships or bailes in Scots Gaelic and were a common sight all over Scotland until the Highland Clearances of the 18th century. Auchindrain was the last to survive and is now a designated conservation area maintained by the National Museums and National Galleries of Scotland. Wander at leisure among the carefully preserved township buildings which include furnished longhouses, barns and byres, and discover how rural life was lived over the centuries. There is a shop selling wide range of books and locally-made crafts and souvenirs alongside a café offering a selection of light refreshments and beverage. The menu occasionally features ‘heritage dishes’, meals similar to those that would have been eaten by the township’s residents.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Fully open Apr-Oct. Nov-Mar, hardy and adventurous people welcome to visit free of charge, but phone first to check what's available.

    Ticket Information
    Adult £5.95 per ticket
    Child £3.50 per ticket
    Concession £4.95 per ticket

    One or two adults accompanied by more than one child: the adults get a 20% discount. All educational groups, and any other group of 20 or more, get a 20% discount. Local residents (Inveraray, Furnace, Minard) do not pay.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site The Auchindrain Tearoom is open 10am-5pm, and serves hot snacks and light lunches between 11.30am and 3.30pm daily, April-October. Home made soups and home baking are our speciality.
    • Kiosk/ Shop Auchindrain has a well-stocked souvenir shop, including local crafts.
    • Lunch Available Lunch is available at Auchindrain 11,30am-3.30pm, 7 days a week from April to October.


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Auchindrain is a 22-acre site, and a tour involves a country walk of at least 1km.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route Bus Service 926 between Glasgow and Campbeltown: Auchindrain is a request stop.


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens Acess around Auchindrain is not easy for those with mobility difficulties. The site map is marked with gradients and the location of benches for rest.
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens Acess around Auchindrain is not easy for those with mobility difficulties. The site map is marked with gradients and the location of benches for rest.
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    Auchindrain is a request stop on the route of West Coast Motors/Citylink Service 926, which runs 4 or 5 times daily between Glasgow and Campbeltown.  The museum is served by no other public transport.  The nearest railway station is Arrochar, around 30 miles, and bus service 926 stops near the station.  The nearest airport is Glasgow, around 60 miles away.  


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