Auchindrain Trust


Auchindrain is the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not either abandoned or modernised.

It gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the Old Highlands from the first records of about 1470 to 1962 when Eddie MacCallum, the last tenant, retired from farming.

Opening Times

DayApr - OctNov - Mar
Monday :
10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday :
10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday : 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00  
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00  


Winter opening hours (from November to March): Our visitor centre is not open but visitors can come to Auchindrain for free, although we recommend that you call in advance to check whether anyone will be on site.

About Auchindrain

Recognised as the only remaining complete example of a Highland Township where a group of families worked the land in common.  Here you have a unique opportunity to see life as it was.  Share the stories of the people who live here as tenants of the Duke of Argyll; MacCallums, MacNichols, Munros, Campbells, Stewarts and others.

Set in the beautiful and dramatic Argyll landscape, the 21 acre site contains all the communities buildings; houses, barns, byres, and stables.  Wander through the township, see where the animals grazed, explore the longhouses where people and animals lived under one roof, and find out about the runrig system of working the land. Learn why a modern timber house was built here. 

Contact Details

Tel: 01499 500235


How to Find Us: 

The Auchindrain Trust
Auchindrain Furnace
PA32 8WD Inveraray
United Kingdom