Saddell Bay and Castle

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Saddell has a small abbey with a fascinating exhibition of old carved stones.

If you park your car in the car park just off the road there’s a lovely walk to Saddell Castle, which was built in 1500, and onto Saddle Bay, the stunning sweep of sand and rocks that was used in the video for Mull Of Kintyre, the song by Paul McCartney and Wings.

The Landmark Trust as part of their 50th celebrations worked with Antony Gormley to create 5 installations one of which was placed in Saddell Bay.  Called Grip, it was donated to the local community by an unknown benefactor and as a result it is still in place and can be visited when the tide is low.

Saddell Bay looks out across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran.

It’s a wild, remote and beautiful bay.