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Lochgilphead is the main town of Mid Argyll; it was planned and created in 1790 after the completion of the road from Inveraray to Campbeltown.
The Crinan Canal soon followed and its position at the head of Loch Gilp, a branch of Loch Fyne, meant that it was at the heart of the land and sea routes and local administration.
But way, way before that, just a little further north, Kilmartin and Kilmartin Glen performed much the same function. As a result it has one of the richest concentrations of prehistoric monuments and historical sites in Scotland.
Al around Mid Argyll, the Heart of Argyll, you’ll find gems like Crinan, Kilberry, Tayvallich, Tarbert, Ormsary and Ardfern.
Exploring is the best part of the fun!