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“Atmospheric”
Review of Finlaggan

Finlaggan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was some years since our previous trip here, and we were pleased to see a nice walkway to the main site (last time involved a muddy path). The visitor centre is also much improved, with some excellent displays about the history and the finds, and knowledgeable and very enthusiastic staff/volunteers.

Thank Anna096
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in on our way back from the north shore distilleries and it was great to have a walk around the ruins and learn more about the site. Good set up with the visitors centre and maintained path out to the site. Recommend for history lovers and anyone interested in Scotland. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Wallaki
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here on the way back to the ferry. Information centre was great and the guide/receptionist was brilliant.
The walk down to the loch was lovely and the site was beautiful. Very atmospheric and had the place to myself. Definately worth a visit to learn about the seat of the Lord of the Isles

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into this tiny island which was the seat of power for the whole of Scotland’s western seaboard

Thank David G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

West off the main road , A846, about 3km SW of Port Askaig, Finlaggan is the site of the ancestral base of the Lordship of the Isles. The well signed, single tracked road leads to a simple museum at the beginning of a clearly defined and well maintained footpath to the islands which were at the heart of a vast kingdom which stretched from the Isle of Man to the Butt of Lewis.

It is a place of singular beauty, rich in wildlife and providing opportunities for sensational photographs across the loch, through the reeds, which, to my eye, evoke the work of Monet. The ruins of the chapel enclose some very interesting grave slabs depicting warriors from the 15/16 century.

This is a spot which well repays a detour.

Thank Thomast1940
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