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Loch Sween

The fresh waters of Loch Sween are popular with wild swimmers for their scenic location and peaceful qualities. A sea loch located near Lochilphead, Loch Sween and the surrounding area offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to connect with the past and the present.

On the southern shore is Castle Sween, the oldest castle on the Scottish mainland probably built in the 1100s, former stronghold of Suibhne ‘the Red’, a chieftain of Irish descent and ancestor of the MacSweens,  and the later the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. On the northern shore is the picturesque fishing village of Tayvallich. Giving a stunning view over to Jura, the village has self-catering accommodation, a shop, pub and restaurant to enjoy.

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