Things to do - Argyll

A holiday in Argyll will deliver some of the most stunning scenery you can imagine. Ancient Argyll is found on the West coast of Scotland and is not only a perfect holiday location but is also the gateway to some of the most breathtaking islands in the Firth of Clyde and beyond. Friendly and welcoming people and a wealth of exciting activities and attractions make a trip to Argyll the most memorable occasion.

You can explore the mainland where there are attractions like the Benmore Botanic Gardens, the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary and a distillery or two. Enjoy the freshest seafood you will ever taste and savour this alongside a famous Scotch whiskey. And, if its nature you love, you will not be disappointed. Seven national nature reserves and a host of glorious gardens offer wildlife and flora in abundance.

Events in Argyll are so diverse. You can go to the traditional Highland Games at Inverary then visit the Inverary Jail which provides a unique experience amongst atmospheric historic buildings. Here you can see how a real trial was conducted and get a taste of what life was like for those who were locked up behind the prison bars.

Experiences as different as songwriting festivals, the Scottish Island Peaks race and the Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival offer exciting and contrasting events that go towards making a holiday in Argyll so unique.

The famous town of Oban is a popular place to visit. Sitting in the Firth of Lorn, the almost perfect horseshoe bay is a stunning scenic backdrop to this pretty town. The Corrans Hall in Oban hosts touring companies like the Scottish Opera. A unique landmark is McCaigs Tower which dominates the town. The structure is based on the design for the Coliseum of Rome and was erected as a lasting monument to the family of John Stuart McCaig, a wealth philanthropist and banker.

From Oban you can take a ferry to the islands of Mull, Coll, Barra and Iona. Or, if you prefer you can fly to some of the islands from the new local airport.

When in Scotland you must see some of the beautiful lochs. The inland area of Argyll is perfect for a family holiday and lots of accommodation is pet friendly. Lying between the rugged mountains, the scenic and serene lochs offer breathtaking views and peaceful surroundings. Or, you can take part in plenty of activities with cruising, fishing, horse riding, paint balling and crossbow shooting just a few of the energetic events on offer.

Argyll is packed with enjoyment for all the family. But, its not only for the energetic. There are many beautiful and impressive beaches where you can enjoy some quiet solitude and then, in the evening, eat out at one of the many fine restaurants or cafe bistros. Historic locations are abundant as is the diverse accommodation which includes pet friendly establishments. Argyll is beautiful, friendly and accommodating with literally something for everyone.


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Benmore
Benmore

Benmore Botanic Garden

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Benmore Botanic Garden, formerly known as the Younger Botanic Garden, is a large botanic garden situated between Dunoon and Loch Eck, in Argyll, Sc...

Glencoe
Glencoe

Glen Coe

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Glen Coe is a glen of volcanic origins, in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the north of Argyll, close to the border with Lochaber. It is ofte...

Oban
Oban

Oban Distillery

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Oban distillery is a whisky distillery in the Scottish west coast port of Oban. Established in 1794, it was built before the town of the same name,...