Top Historic Sights in Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom

Explore the historic highlights of Argyll and Bute

Inveraray Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1750s

Kilchurn Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1450

Dunstaffnage Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1220

Skipness Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Dunollie Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1200

Castle Stalker

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1440s

Gylen Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1582

Kilmartin Glen

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
3000 BC

Tarbert Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
14th century

Carnasserie Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1565

St Brendan's Chapel

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1300

Saddell Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1508-1512

Bonawe Iron Furnace

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1753

Dunadd Hill Fort

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
8th century AD

Temple Wood

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
3000 BC

Ardchattan Priory

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1230-1231

Old Castle Lachlan

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Oronsay Priory Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1353

Saddell Abbey Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1207

Carrick Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
15th century

Barcaldine Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1601-1609

Kilmartin Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1580

Fincharn Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Dunderave Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1500

Innes Chonnel Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Castle Lachlan

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1790

Coeffin Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Kilmahew Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
c. 1290

Duntrune Castle

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
12th century

Castle Sween

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
12th century

Castle Toward

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1820

Inchkenneth Chapel Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
13th century

Eilean Mor

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
700-1300 AD

Achallader Castle Ruins

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
16th century

Ballochroy

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1800 BC

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Doune Castle

Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in its present form in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c. 1340–1420), the son of King Robert II of Scots, and Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death. Duke Robert"s stronghold has survived relatively unchanged and complete, and the whole castle was traditionally thought of as the result of a single period of construction at this time. The castle passed to the crown in 1425, when Albany"s son was executed, and was used as a royal hunting lodge and dower house.

In the later 16th century, Doune became the property of the Earls of Moray. The castle saw military action during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and Glencairn"s rising in the mid-17th century, and during the Jacobite risings of the late 17th century and 18th century.