Spend the day visiting beautiful Argyll, with its breathtaking scenery and wonderful history. The tour includes a visit to Inveraray, travel through Kilmartin Glen, see Carnassarie Castle, visit Oban and travel through the pass of Brander.
A day spent in Argyll should be on the wish list of any one visiting the west of Scotland, especially if you are a descendant of the Clan Campbell as these are the lands of your ancestors.
The day will start with a drive to Inveraray where you can visit its castle. Built between 1746 and 1789 it is said to be an early example of Gothic revivalism. Commisioned by the third duke of Argyll it is the work of the Architect Roger Morris assisted by william Adams. It was used to Film an episode of the famous TV series Downton Abbey.
After a scenic drive up the coast road passing through small towns such as Furnace and Minard, we arrive at the county town of Lochgilphead. After a short stop we drive north into kilmartin Glen, the "Birthplace of a nation". It is from the early settlers of this area, the Scotti tribe from Ireland, that the nation of Scotland takes its name. A Strenuous walk up Dunadd fort to see where the ancient kings of Dalriada were crowned is possible however, an easier option is a visit to Kilmartin museum of ancient culture nearby where the history of this area is explained.
We will complete our day with a Scenic drive to north towards Oban, passing Carnassarie Castle, where a stop can be made. After a short stop in Oban we return eastwards down the shore of Loch Etive, through the small towns of Connel and Tayinuilt and through the pass of Brander near to where, in 1308 in a battle, against the MacDougalls of Argyll, Robert the Bruce cemented his claim as king of Scotland. we then continue along Loch awe side and then on to your destination.
As we are a bespoke tour company we can amend the itinerary to suit your needs,interests and time available. We offer door to door service and will gladly pick you up and return you to your chosen destination.
Although we will run tours all year round certain Places of interest close during the winter so please get in touch for details.
From our base in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, we provide tailor made, privately escorted tours and shore excursions, visiting places of interest, including castles, gardens, distilleries, historic towns and cities and other places of interest throughout Argyll, and other parts of Scotland. If you already have a firm idea of what you want to see and do, let us help you to make it a reality. However, we can provide further ideas to enhance your experience and enjoyment of this glorious country we call home . Our tours are tailor made to fit with your Schedule and individual requirements.