The Auchindrain Township

Step Back in Time

The last township that survived the Highland Clearances

A visit to Auchindrain is a chance to experience a forgotten way of Highland life. Auchindrain is the last surviving and best preserved Highland Farm Township, a type of settlement found across the region from the Middle Ages until the Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The site is now run as a museum and visitors can explore the buildings and land of the township, presented as they were when the last inhabitants left in the 1960s. They can also meet our sheep, chickens and very friendly cat!

There is a Gift Shop, Tea Room, Rest Rooms and Parking. A visit to Auchindrain takes around an hour and involves a walk of around half a mile. The roads and paths are uneven, in places quite steep and may be muddy, in true Argyll fashion! Visitors are loaned GPS controlled Tablets, which provide an informative, self-guided tour of the Museum.

Not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

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Address : Auchindrain, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8WD

Open 1st April to 31st October, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

November to March,  open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM most weekdays (if planning a winter visit, email to open times and details (in the winter the Visitor Centre is closed)

2019 admission fees:

Adult: £8.00

Concessions: £7.00

Under 18's: £5.50

Local Residents, Friends of Auchindrain, and all visitors November through to March: £1.00 for adults and 50p for Children and Concessions.

Groups of 20+ receive 20% discount.