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History, Archeology, Architecture 

This part of Argyll has a long and fascinating history, which includes its share of bloody battles. Indeed the name Glendaruel is derived from the time when the river ran red with blood [ruel means blood in Gaelic] following battles between the defending locals and the invading Vikings.
The grave of Mechan [a Viking leader] is marked by a large stone 400 yards from the cottages, and at Kilmodan Church in Glendaruel, 2 miles away, there are the wonderful carved stones, dating back many hundreds of years. There are so many places of historical interest that it is invidious to pick a few, but we would particularly recommend:
Strachur Smiddy
Inverary Castle
Inverary Jail
The Bute Museum
Mount Stuart
Castle House Museum, Dunoon.
Kilchurn Castle www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lochawe/kilchurncastle.
History, Archeology, Architecture
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