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Stronchrubie Burnt Mound
Stronchrubie Burnt Mound
Burnt mounds are nondescript features. Often horseshoe shaped or with two crescents facing each other and made up of shattered stones, they are the residue of a simple... View Details.
Ardvreck Castle
Ardvreck Castle
In the later years of the fifteenth century the MacLeods of Assynt decided to build themselves a castle on a good defensive site at the north eastern end of the loch.... View Details.
Altanabradhan mill
Altanabradhan mill
Seemingly in the middle of no-where lies this ruin of a meal mill (muileann) with several of the old mill wheels and the millrace still to be seen. In fact it was built... View Details.
Glenleraig and Longhouse
Glenleraig and Longhouse
All over Assynt are the remains of the settlements deserted as a result of the Clearances which took place between 1812 and 1821. A typical Longhouse in the abandoned... View Details.
Clachtoll Broch
Clachtoll Broch
Clachtoll Broch is one of the most spectacular Iron Age settlements in NW Scotland. Situated on a rocky knoll near the sandy beach at Clachtoll, the wall of this... View Details.
Calda House
Calda House
The second MacKenzie of Assynt , Kenneth, was persuaded by his wife to abandon the austerity and discomfort of Ardvrek in favour a new house at nearby Calda. Begun in... View Details.
Hermit's Castle, Achmelvich
Hermit's Castle, Achmelvich
Achmelvich is home to what is reputedly Europe's smallest castle, known locally as Hermit's Castle. The castle was built in the 1950s by an English architect... View Details.
Loch Borralan Chambered Cairn
Loch Borralan Chambered Cairn
The Loch Borralan East Cairn is one of a very dense population of Neolithic chambered cairns in the area around Lyne and Ledbeg, in the south of Assynt. It is one of 4... View Details.
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