A Gardens in Argyll
On the banks of Loch Fyne, on the west coast, immerse yourself in Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland. A tranquil site, with its dramatic gorge, rippling burn, waterfalls and cliffs. This entrancing garden was threatened with neglect and eventual extinction until The National Trust stepped in to save it and it was re-opened to visitors in 2002. Picnic area. Opening Times: Visitor Centre: 30 March to 30 Sep, daily 10-5. Site: all year, daily 9.30-sunset Admission Prices: Adult Ã‚Â£5, Family Ã‚Â£14, 1 Parent Ã‚Â£10, Conc Ã‚Â£4
Argyll, Bute & Loch Lomond
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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.