The early Campbell homelands cover the area to the north and west of Glasgow, from Argyll northwards into the Grampian Mountains and on into Perthshire. The itinerary also takes you around the beautiful and rugged northern area of Scotland where the Campbells have left their marks.
Start off in Glasgow, where the city’s fine museums and galleries are complemented by the Mitchell Library, one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe and home of the city archives.
Head west past Greenock to Gourock, and take the ferry to Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula. Following Robert the Bruce's victory at Bannockburn, the Clan Lamont Castle at Dunoon was made a royal castle and the Campbell family became the castle keepers.
Dunoon Castle had a grizzly past and little remains of the building. Castle House Museum, built in 1820 using the old stone from the original castle tells the story of its past. Holy Loch nearby was home to American nuclear submarines and their mother ships during the Cold War.
Head north and travel along the coast of Loch Eck to Strachur, one of the Campbells' acquisitions dating from the late 13th century. Continue north then south around Loch Fyne to sample the hospitality of Inveraray overnight.