Welcome to Argyll
It's exciting and romantic, away out in the mystic west. The interplay of sea-loch and wooded slopes, the sunsets, the sea-food, the tales of the Lords of the Isles, the vistas out to the islands, and those ferries that call you to sail on even further...what's not to like about Argyll? It's simply one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. The Western Highlands? I'd love to show you them...
Here are some places in Argyll you're sure to enjoy...
At places like Kilmartin Glen, south of Oban you can find clear traces of ancient folk who built their mysterious cairns and standing stones.
Inveraray Castle, seat of the Dukes of Argyll is very popular. Kilchurn Castle, though ruinous, is set on a beautiful location on Loch Awe. Dunstaffnage Castle sits on a promontory overlooking the Sound of Mull and once controlled ‘the sea-roads of Argyll’. And those are just the start of the list!
There’s a softness to the air. You’ll notice it straightaway. A gentle climate, peaty soils and plenty of moisture makes for great gardens. From blue poppies (Meconopsis) to swathes of azaleas, Argyll is a gardener’s paradise.
Oban : the island gateway
Everyone loves this little ferry port with its seafood restaurants, attractive little shops and the endless coming and going of the ferries to the Hebrides. It has a distillery too (though Argyll has a great choice here too).
And...lots more to see
Explore Glencoe and the infamous story of the clan massacre that took place here. Take a trip by fast rib to see the third-largest whirlpool in the world, or to search for whales and dolphins. (Argyll is a great location for wildlife.) And finally, the seafood choice in Oban is a reminder that Argyll's larder is filled with locally sourced foods, and you’ll find great places to eat throughout the area.