Ancient Arran and Argyll from Archaeotours
Visit Prehistoric Western Scotland. Our tour will give you a chance to enjoy at leisure some of the most Prehistoric and exciting sites in Western Scotland. (Optional Cumbria and English Lakes)
We arrange the tour to suit your itinerary but here is a sample of how it may be...
Day 1 - Pick up from ( Prestwick, Glasgow airports, rail or ferry port)
Drive to ferry at Ardrossan, Ayrshire and catch ferry to Brodick on Isle of Arran
Day 2 - Exploring Arran with a very special visit to Machrie Moor Stone Circles and ritual landscape.
Day 3 - Arran: Finding the hidden parts of the island with optional visits to the distillery castles, various tombs, stones, and Viking sites.
Day 4 - Ferry from Lochranza in the north of the island to Argyllshire via Tarbert to explore prehistoric landscapes around Kilmartin including the museum
Day 5 - More around Kilmartin as there is so much to explore including ancient rock art, huge standing stones, circles, henge, cairns that you can climb into all set in glorious landscape
Day 6 - Oban vibrant gateway to the Isles. Your accommodation whilst exploring Argyllshire will be in or near to Oban and there are great restaurants, pubs and shops as well as the distillery. From here you may want to take a ferry across to Mull and take a day trip to the special ancient Isle of Iona or explore the nearby beaches lochs and mountains
Day 7 - Your last day we explore the area around either Loch Awe or can travel up to Glen Coe maybe catching a glimpse of Ben Nevis via secret glens and less travelled roads until we drop you at our agreed destination
We can add or take out days and add a night or two in the Cumbrian Lake Distirct at the beginning or end of your tour as the amazing mountains and stone circles at Castlerigg Long Meg and Swineside are really breathtaking and worth visiting. We would stay near to the lakeside town of Keswick.
Pick up and drop off points are worked out to fit in with your travel plans and itinerary.