Auchindrain is the remains of the only "joint-tenancy" farm village that survived from the 16th century until 1967 including surviving the Clearances of the early 19th century. Very insightful and interesting.
Auchindrain is a complete West Highland village that survived as a working operation until the 1960s. It is especially interesting as it survived the Highland Clearances and continued operating as a "joint-tenancy" township. Auchindrain is recognised as being the most complete surviving example of a Highland farm township, a type of settlement representative of much of Scottish rural history.
The thatched cottages, barn and blacksmith have all been perfectly restored, and are all furnished and equipped to give a real insight into what rural life must have been like in the Highlands before the Clearances.
Auchindrain, or in Gaelic Achadh an Droighinn, field of the thorntree, is recognised as being the most complete surviving example of a Highland farm township, a type of settlement representative of much of Scottish rural history. The site is generally acknowledged as being national significant: it is designated as a Conservation Area; it is Category A Listed in its entirety, and its buildings are a Recognised Collection - one of the small number of collections held by museums other than the National Museums and National Galleries of Scotland.
There's also an informative visitor centre, with a bookshop and tearoom.
- Furnace Argyll
- PA32 8XN