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Arichonan Clearance Village

Lochgilphead, Scotland
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A Beautiful Spot, Where Time Has Hidden A Terrible Story (But It's Not Auchendrain!)

This is one of too many clearance villages, where the people where driven from the land like the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Scotchmyth
,
Glasgow
. A MONUMENT TO MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN

Easy to find .Park at Glean a Gealbhan. The car park is a few yards off the road into the forest... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
homebird12
,
Arbroath
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“lovely view” (2 reviews)
“car park” (3 reviews)
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Lochgilphead, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is one of too many clearance villages, where the people where driven from the land like the sheep that replaced them. You can walk through the ruins, and see glimpses back into what was - an old cooking pot in one room, fallen down...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Easy to find .Park at Glean a Gealbhan. The car park is a few yards off the road into the forest. Walk back up to the entrance and cross the road to begin the walk back in time. The first section is a bit steep...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little cluster of ruined buildings where you can imagine the little community that lived there before being kicked out. A real shame because it would be lovely little spot to call home.

Thank Holly1977
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Hard place to find even though i know the area well. Look for the forestry comission sign 'Glean a Gealbhan'. The walk starts across the road with a green signpost with a yellow band. Lovely little place with a lovely view. Some of the pictures...More

2  Thank mornaball
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

we had the place almost to ourselves, non commercial , lots of information and atmospheric . We walked round for about an hour and read lots of the boards.

Thank denise m
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

It's quite a climb to this site and you just have to tuck your car as tight to the verge as you can as there's no car park But my it's worth it The site has some ruined cottages sheep pens etc and is hugely...More

1  Thank hfulton32
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Hard to believe people eeked a living on this land, however they did. Then they were thrown out of their homes and off the land. Nice gentle walk from car park, well signed.

1  Thank Lynne V
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Worth the treck for the view if the historical bit is not your thing. The story however is quite shocking, especially given the remoteness of the site. Glad I did not live in those times.

Thank John V
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

A good steady walk with a reward at the end viewing the clearing ruins! Very informative boards on-site, great views and enjoyed the old cauldrons, fireplaces etc...Worth a visit if your interested in a bit of history and can use your imagination in terms of...More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

The interpretation board provides sufficient information for you to gain an understanding of what life must have been like. I doubt if the residents really had time to appreciate the amazing views down Scotnish.

Thank janeyp111
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