Kilmory Woodland Park

A Beauty Spots in Argyll

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Within the attractive grounds of Kilmory Castle, centre of administration of Argyll and Bute Council lies Kilmory Woodland Park. William J Hooker, Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow and later Director of Kew Gardens, is reputed to have laid out the grounds about the year 1830 and to have provided many of the exotic shrubs and plants that flourished there.

In 1974 Argyll and Bute Council acquired the House and grounds. The garden still retains many rare trees and shrubs, including fine rhododendrons.

Open: All year round, dawn to dusk

Getting there: One mile from Lochgilphead off the A83 to Inveraray.

Facilities Available: Wheelchair access in part/with assistance, Dogs on leads (dog loop walk), Guided tours by prior arrangement

Kilmory Woodland Park

Kilmory Castle
Lochgilghead
Argyll
PA31 8RT
T 01546 602127
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Argyll

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.