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Tarbert harbour, Kintyre

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Tarbert harbour, Kintyre
Argyll and Bute - Tarbert, Strathclyde, Scotland
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Tarbert is an attractive small town and ferry terminus at the very north east corner of the Kintyre peninsula. Its a popular boating area, as you can see from all the pleasure boats in the harbour. This photo was taken from Tarbert Castle, an old medieval fortress on a high hill overlooking the harbour.

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