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Address: | Eilean Mor, Loch Finlaggan, Ballygrant, Scotland
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Triath nan Eilean

Nicely restored croft, setup as an interpretation centre for Port an Eilein. The curator was extremely helpful and friendly. The site itself has a rather strange feel to it and on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicely restored croft, setup as an interpretation centre for Port an Eilein. The curator was extremely helpful and friendly. The site itself has a rather strange feel to it and on a dull smirry day it felt quite oppressive, maybe too much Bowmore from the previous evening? Anyway, spent about an hour and half wandering around the island and further... More 

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly atmospheric site where the ancient Lords of the Isles met, lived and held council. The person on site during our visit was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. Even on a wet day it's worth a visit. There is a raised wooden walkway to the small Island.

Thank perapps
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ancient seat of the Lords of the Isles, the island had about 20 buildings, the outlines of most can be seen, some in better shape. The walkway out to it replicates the underwater route that only the known could tread, as it doglegs to dissuade any intruders approaching. This is mainly outdoors, so wrap up, although a small museum overlooks... More 

Thank David T
Antwerp, Belgium
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134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not forget to ware appropriate clothing. On the path to the castle, I was caught in a hail storm which fortunately only lasted for 2 minutes. The setting is absolutely breathtaking, and the path towards it allows you to take beautiful pictures. On the way to the (leftovers of the) castle stand on several spots signs with explanation. This... More 

Thank Georges V
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wonderful to learn about the long history of this part of Islay. Would recommend watching the Time Team episode on Finlaggan.

Thank Hillary I
Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Well worth a visit, especially when the sun is shining. Wonderful wide open scenery and a great sense of history. You can imagine the lives of the clans living here centuries ago. There is a museum to help unlock the history and a coffee shop .

Thank gaz4caz
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Although the visitor centre was closed at the time of year we visited (January), we were still able to walk down to the site itself and look around the ruins. Alone in winter it's quite a magical spot, one that really takes your mind back and has you picturing the old buildings and jetties. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Martin R
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

While I walked along the ruins of Finlaggan, I could not help but feel pensive. Wondering about how the grandeur turned into ruins that still stand tall and obvious today along the landscape. It is a quite walk with brilliant natural views. The historical site is as untouched as possible and there are planks that provide information on the landmarks.... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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377 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Well signposted and easy to find. You'll see a small visitor center and the island on Loch Finalaggan. It's settlement formed the administrative center for the Lordship of the Isles in 1300s and 1400s, and is a five minutes walk from the car park. You'll see remains of houses, a chapel, a great hall and some graves. The scenery with... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Information centre was very informative and person present at the centre was very knowledgeable about the history of the site and also the flora and fauna. We were lucky enough to watch a male hen harrier hunting over the area and they also have sightings of both golden and sea eagles. The island where the Lord of the Isles met... More 

Thank Janet P

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