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Antigonish Heritage

Claymore (klā moŕ) n
(ScotGael claidheamh mòr, 'great sword')

A great two-handed sword with a double-edged blade carried by the Scottish Highlander in the 16th century. Once the national weapon of Scots. The long tapering blade was over three and one half feet long and the handle over a foot long. The distinct feature of the sword is the quillions, which slope downward toward the blade and terminate in the quatrefoils.

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Tourism & Events

Reserve an Antigonish Hotel Room for Your Stay Today!

The Claymore Inn and Suites is an Antigonish hotel located in one of Nova Scotia’s most charming and cleanest towns. Antigonish is ideally positioned half way between Halifax and Sydney, Cape Breton. Antigonish is known as “The Highland Heart of Nova Scotia”. The longest running Scottish Highland Games held outside of Scotland are run each summer, only 3 minutes from the hotel. We offer a wide range of accommodations and services to host conferences, weddings or other events. There are great amenities on the property that include a popular restaurant. Whether on vacation with family or business with your team, The Claymore Inn and Suites is the Antigonish hotel perfectly suited for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.