Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close.
Britain’s most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks nestles in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Etive, amidst Argyll woodland.
Seek out the unusual defences of the last great private stronghold built in Scotland, including its rare caponier or shooting gallery.
Contrast the peacefulness of the abbey with the conflict that the monks’ loyalty to Robert the Bruce attracted.
Cross Scotland’s only lake to reach the peaceful, wooded island chosen as a monastic sanctuary.
Cross a narrow peninsula to a lonely castle incorporating a rare hall-house of the 1200s.
Explore the ruined collegiate chapel of St Mary, built next to a medieval parish church.
Contrast the beauty of this rediscovered treasure with the notoriety of its most famous noble resident.