There's nowhere like it in Scotland. Auchindrain gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived,
worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last residents moved away in 1967.
A true survivor
Recognised worldwide as the last and most complete example of a Highland farm township, where a group of families
worked the land in common. Agricultural improvement in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Highland Clearances and the
development of crofting changed farming, families and the face of the Highlands forever, but Auchindrain carried on much as
before, just slowly evolving. Here you have a unique opportunity to see life as it was.
Share the stories of the families who lived here as tenants of the Duke of Argyll - MacCallum, Munro, McNichol, McGougan, Stewarts and
others - and imagine what life would have been like. A community that lived and worked off the land: self sufficient, growing oats, barley,
potatoes and hay, rearing cattle and sheep, and with people like spinners, weavers, tailors, shoemakers and stonemasons working in support. An
early form of workers' co-operative!
Set in the beautiful and dramatic Argyll landscape, the 21 acre site contains all the community's buildings - houses, barns, cartsheds and stables. Wander through the
township, see where the animals grazed, explore the longhouses where cattle and people lived under one roof, and find out about the runrig system of working the land.
Access: We regret that access is limited for people with mobility difficulties
We Are Pet Friendly: Water bowls are provided for dogs. Please keep your dog on a lead.
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Auchindrain is situated 6 miles south of Inveraray, on the road to Lochgilphead and Campbeltown (A83).
Auchindrain Postcode for SatNav: PA32 8WD