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Lorn

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Lorn

Lorn, now the northern part of Argyll and Bute, has a rich and historic past and has links with the Macdonalds, Stewarts and Campbells. Don’t let today’s tranquillity fool you; just take a look at the number of castles dotted round the area and you can see that this wasn’t always the most peaceful place to live.

North Lorn is the land north of Loch Etive and Nether Lorn can be said to be the land between the Lochs Awe, Avich and Melfort.
And above them all is Ben Cruachan, Argyll’s highest mountain, now hollowed out to house a hydro electricity power station.
The coast line makes it a sailor’s paradise and home to such abundant sea life that Lorn is home to The Scottish Association for Marine Science’s Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory.

The coming of the West Highland Railway opened up the area for tourism and ever since people have enjoyed a West Highland welcome; even Queen Victoria was amused.

There’s so much to see or do and so many friendly villages to visit and islands off the coast to explore that it’s no surprise that people keep coming back again and again to Lorn.

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