Discover Argyll and more
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.
Places in Argyll
Oban is the principle town in Argyll and is the gateway to the Inner Hebrides with ferries leaving regularly to…
The Kintyre Pennisula is often overlooked as a destination in Scotland now that Campbeltown is not the centre of export…
Rothesay and Cowal
Rothesay is the principle town on the Isle of Bute, which has a wonderful location dominating the entrance to the…
Although the Crinan Canal is only nine miles long it is wonderfully picturesque throughout and is recommended for boating and…
Inveraray and Fyne
Inveraray would come high up a list of places to stay if requiring a base from which to explore Argyll…
Benderloch and Appin
Five miles short of Oban in the village of Connel, you find the impressive canilevered bridge over the entrance to…
Isle of Seil
The Isle of Seil takes about half an hour to drive to South of Oban. It is barely an island…
The beautiful Loch Melfort area is found half way between Oban and Lochgilphead. The main village is Kilmelford but the…
Lochgoilhead is a village located on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands. It is located…
Things to do in Argyll
Located in Inveraray, Argyll, and Bute, Scotland, Inveraray Jail is a 19th-century prison and courthouse. The building was used as a prison from 1820 to 1889 and is now a living museum.
Located about 2 kilometers north of Kilmartin, in Argyll and Bute, Carnasserie Castle is a ruined tower house from the 16th century, the home of the first Protestant Bishop of the Isles, Master John Carswell. Famous for its Renaissance details, with its five-story tower house and delicate carvings. From the parapets, you can enjoy the stunning view down Kilmartin Glen towards marked rocks, cairns, and standing stones, some of which you can see from the tower.
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