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Carradale, Argyll and Bute

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Carradale, Argyll and Bute

Carradale is a picturesque village on the east side of Kintyre, overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and the west coast of the Isle of Arran, approximately 14 miles from Campbeltown. To the north of Carradale is the coastal peak known as Torr Mor; nearby are the hamlet of Dippen and Dippen Bay. In the 17th and 18th centuries there were small communities of crofters and fishermen working in and around Carradale.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR8138
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Carradale, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Carradale, bay, headland, stream, and vil., with steamboat pier, on E. side of Kintyre, Argyllshire, 13 miles NE. of Campbeltown; P.O., T.O. Carradale Point, or Aird of Carradale (133 ft. high), at NE. side of C. Bay, has remains of old fort. On a small peninsula at W. side of bay are ruins of an oval vitrified fort, 450 ft. in circumference. C. Water, flowing 7 miles SE. to bay, is an excellent angling stream, frequented by salmon. At head of bay is Carradale House.

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