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Knight, Kilmartin, Ancient Argyll Ancient Argyll

Nowhere else on mainland Scotland has such a concentration of superb prehistoric sites as the area around Kilmartin just to the north of Lochgilphead. Here you’ll discover chambered cairns, stone circles, standing stones, and great slabs of rock carved with fascinating abstract designs.

Historic Sites & Monuments in Argyll & Bute

Cruises Cruises

Nowhere else in Britain offers such choice. Ferries, large and small, sailing daily to many islands, whale watching trips and ‘fast rib’ experiences are some of the options.

Cruises & Railways in Argyll & Bute

Sandaig, Tiree - Copyright Alan Bird 2004 Islands of Argyll »

Between Bute, within easy reach of Glasgow, and Tiree, low-lying in the western sea, there is a fine choice of Hebridean island experiences.

Duart Castle Great Castles

Strongholds of the Campbells on Loch Awe, the MacDougals at Dunstaffnage and the Macleans on Mull, plus the oldest stone castle on the Scottish mainland.

Castles & Stately Homes in Argyll & Bute

Inveraray Jail Shop Speciality Shops

The craftsfolk of Argyll work in pottery and silver, weave and spin – and also make cheese and chocolate. Get a real taste of the west here.

Shopping in Argyll & Bute

Dragoons marching at Duart Castle Festivals & Events

Extraordinary variety – from Wildlife Weeks to Street Festivals, as well as old favourites such as Highland Games and Ceilidhs.

Festivals & Events in Argyll & Bute

Inveraray Inveraray

Scotland’s most perfect 18th century planned town, the former ‘Capital of Argyll’ is a gem, its whitewashed buildings reflected in the waters of Loch Fyne.

Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Maritime Museum

Oban, Argyll Oban

The railway’s arrival in 1880 secured Oban’s role as gateway to the Hebrides. Today, road, rail and ferries still converge making Oban the most important port in the West Highlands.