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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
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- Castle Stalker is on its own island 25 miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. It’s a romantic looking castle with the mood of the water surrounding it lending the atmosphere. The name means ‘hunter’ and originally this was a small fortified building belonging to the MacDougalls in 1320. In 1620 the castle was handed over to the Campbells as part of a wager and today it’s a family home that is only open to the public for around five weeks each year for tours. You’ll be taken to the castle by boat so no wheelchair access or large groups. The cafe is lovely and you can get a hot drink and meal before the tour.
- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and gallery on Castle Wynd in the heart of Inverness by the castle. The collection and facilities are managed by High Life Highland on behalf of Highland Council. The site has had a museum since the mid 1800’s with a major transformation in the 1960’s when The Castle Wynd/ Bridge Street area of Inverness was cleared for re-development. The exhibitions include geology and natural history of the Highlands, Jacobite memorabilia, Inverness silverware, authentic Highland weapons and bagpipes. The Art Gallery includes local fine art and craft exhibitions, with a variety of changing featured artists. The museum has a programme of talks, workshops, recitals as well as activities for children.
- Brighstone Shop and Museum is all houses in a neat row of small, traditional, thatched cottages in the village. It sells a variety of goods likes postcards, ad hoc gifts, pottery, tissues, bric a brac and ornaments and National Trust Memberships! The Village Museum is very quaint with exhibits of life during Victorian times in the area and there are some evocative displays to view. The museum and shop are open most days from 10 am to 4 pm (excluding Sundays) and is free to enter.
- Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum contains information regarding Newhaven and its neighbouring locality from prehistoric times to yesteryear. There are models of ships, aircraft, and historically-important locations. The walls of the museum provide a gallery for some of the best local pictures produced by acknowledged local artists. Filing cabinets contain historic information about the building of the harbour, the coming of the railways, railways that didn’t happen, shipwrecks, smuggling, Newhaven’s Bridges, Lifeboats, Seaplanes, Sheerlegs, Fires, Celebrations, Famous people… the list is endless.
- Bodelwyddan Castle ia a magnificent Victorian Castle and estate with stunning furnished rooms with collections from the National Portrait Gallery, V & A, and Royal Academy. Some of the galleries are hands on with Victorian amusements and inventions – fun for all the family. 260 acres of grounds, gardens, woodland walk, childrens play facilities, picnic areas, gift shop and Tea Room. Programme of summer events.
- Quin Abbey, is a ruined Franciscan abbey founded around 1402 although occupies a site of a former Anglo-Norman de Clare fortress that was built after 1278. The remains of the fortress are still visible as they were incorporated into the abbey, Although mostly roofless, the structure of the abbey is well preserved and a visitor centre is located near the abbey.