A Gardens in Argyll
Ardanaiseig Gardens are made up of 100 acres of Victorian woodlands on the shores of Loch Awe. Set out in 1834 when Ardanaiseig House was built, the garden still contains many of the original trees, rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias Many other rare shrubs line the extensive walks and the walled garden has a colourful herbaceous border
Opening times - February to December. Open 9am to 8pm.
Admission - Free
Argyll and Bute
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The Private House Stay's Guide
Argyll stretches from Ayrshire in the South along the Western seaboard with Greater Glasgow to the East and the Fort William area to the North. Theoretically, Argyll includes the Western Isles, but the Islands are often separated because of their different cultural identity. Much of the area has been developed in the past by Glasgow merchants, who built houses overlooking the entrance to the Clyde. It is wonderfully diverse area of industrial and natural heritage with efficient ferries connecting the various peninsulas and islands and many festivals staged throughout the year.