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Argyll, Scotland. A  Free travel Guide

Argyll, Scotland
By UK Travel Guides

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Argyll (sometimes also called Argyllshire) is one of  the most diverse and beautiful counties in Scotland. It sits on the country’s western seaboard, where long sea lochs penetrate deep into the interior and mountains tumble down towards fertile glens.

The name Argyll comes from the Gaelic Earraghaidheal, meaning the coastline of  the Gaels. It can truly claim to be the cradle of Scotland, for this was at one time the kingdom of  Dalriada, founded by the Scotti who originally came from Ireland in the 6th century. Here, at the fortress of  Dunadd, they established their capital. From Dunadd, in AD843 Kenneth MacAlpin, King of  Dalriada, set off  towards Scone in Perthshire (taking the Stone of Destiny with him) to claim the throne of  the Picts through his mother’s family, thus uniting the two great northern kingdoms and creating...
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