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Auchindrain Highland Farm Township

Auchindrain | Furnace, Inveraray PA32 8XN, Scotland
01499 500235
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Auchindrain/Achadh an Droighinn is a very special place - the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not either abandoned or modernised. The 21 acre site, set in the dramatic Argyll landscape, gives visitors a fascinating insight into life and work in the old Highlands. Wander through the township, learn about its people, and explore the longhouses where they lived with their cattle and horses under one roof.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited Auchindrain in Easter after staying for a few nights in Inveraray. Spent lots time walking around and exploring the history of the site - absolutely loved it. All the staff we met were very friendly and knowledgeable. Will certainly pop in again when we're back in this beautiful part of the world.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

we visited Auchindrain not really knowing what to expect, but we're very pleasantly surprised but the various time periods represented. The visit brought back many memories of my formative years on a farm. I would heartily recommend a visit to Auchindrain. The food is also very good as well!

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Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really interesting place to visit with lots to look at. Have had a few lovely days out here over the years. Tea shop is a great addition

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United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. Atmospheric and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Good tea shop.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was with a group of 25 touring Scotland in late August. We had just arrived in the country. The weather was damp. We were jet lagged. Our first stop was Auchindrain. We were warmly welcomed. Bob gave us a wonderful tour. His passion was contagious. In spite of our lack of sleep, there was no problem keeping our interest.... More

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Norfolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Only a few minutes out of Inverarary and well worth the drive. Brings home to you what pitiful conditions people lived in back in the day.

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North Naples, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have visited Auchindrain Highland Township Farm twice and it is always fascinating. The history is fascinating. Don't miss the tearoom for homemade soups and desserts. The staff is wonderful!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took the children here on a damp day in the summer holidays. The township is well preserved and it was easy to imagine how hard life was living here. There was nobody around the township to help to explain how people lived but generally would recommend as a day out

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I spotted this place among the multitude of leaflets available in our Portsonachan hotel. If you have any interest in history, this is a place not to missed. It is about 10 minutes by car south of Inveraray and is a reputed to be one of the last farming townships in Scotland. There are about 20 buildings... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A haunting and poignant experience. A walk through the farm buildings demonstrates the joys of rural life as well as the extreme hard work and effort needed to live in those times. We are small farm owners and learned so much from the agricultural tool display. Thank you for the education. We hope the efforts to preserve and share this... More

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