Open in winter mode


From 1 November 2021 until the end of March 2022 Auchindrain is operating in 'winter mode'.  This means that the Visitor Centre, tearoom and shop are closed, but the township is open to visitors.  


Our opening hours are:


Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00.


Please note that this winter many of our buildings will be inaccessible due to ongoing work.  You are still welcome to walk around the township. We recommend ringing before setting off to ensure that we are open that day as weather conditions or site works may result in complete closure for periods of time.


Toilet facilities are not available at this time.  Prebooking online is essential.  Entry fees are at reduced rates.


Our historic township

Unique, authentic, thought-provoking


Step back in time and discover Scotland’s rural history at Auchindrain, the most complete and well-preserved example of a Scottish Highland farm township. Vividly imagine life in the old Highlands as you walk through the settlement and see how ordinary people lived and worked. Step into the restored longhouses, see the objects of everyday life and learn about the past inhabitants. Explore the byres, stables and fields to understand how groups of families worked the land in common. Uncover a fascinating, long-vanished Scottish way of life deep in the hills of Argyll.

Auchindrain is six miles south of Inveraray, just 90 minutes from Glasgow and 45 minutes from Oban.




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