argyll & bute attractions

Guide

Hidden Scotland’s selection of the various attractions of all kinds that you can find in the Argyll & Bute area. Something to suit everyone.

Three Sisters of Glencoe

Glencoe is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Highlands, and the so-calle...
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Portnahaven

Portnahaven is a quiet village with beautiful views, a Post Office, church and a quaint li...
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Isle of Jura

Jura is one of the islands of the Southern Hebrides. It measures around 30 miles by 9 mile...
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Isle of Islay (pronounced Eye-la)

Islay is one of the islands of the southern Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. ...
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at ...
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Machir Bay

Machir Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on Islay and well worth a visit. This beac...
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Carraig Fhada Lighthouse

This lighthouse is an unusual design as it’s not circular like other lighthouses. It’s...
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Isle of Coll

Situated six miles west of the Isle of Mull, this tiny island is a Hebridean paradise. It...
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Finlagan Castle

Follow the signs from Port Askaig on Islay to Finlaggan and after only two miles you’ll ...
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Davaar Island

A trip to this island combines the beauty and excitement of the journey with the chance to...
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Helensburgh

Helesburgh is an attractive holiday resort on the Glasgow to Oban rail line. A popular day...
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Isle of Mull Workshop & Tour

For 4 nights and 5 days, join photographer Ali Horne on an unforgettable experience on the...
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Private Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye adventure

This full-day cruise with Minch Adventures departs from the Mallaig Yacht Pontoons and h...
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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen is a must if you are interested in finding out about the ancient inhabitant...
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Pony Trekking

Take a guided pony trek over hills, loch, river and beach. This is a great way of experien...
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Airds Bay

Airds Bay is on Loch Etive close to the village of Taynuilt. In fact you can walk from Tay...
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Loch Eck

Famed for its natural beauty, you will find this tranquil loch in the Argyll Forest Park, ...
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Loch Goil

Hidden amongst the hills and mountains, this 85 metre deep sea loch on the Cowal Peninsula...
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Holy Loch

Known by sailors as the 'Marine gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park....
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Loch Long

This large sea loch in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is a loch that has an i...
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Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House & Gardens is located on the Isle of Bute just four miles from the ferry...
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Isle of Bute

The island of Bute measures about 15 miles by 4 miles and offers a varied landscape, lots ...
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Benmore Botanic Garden

With sever miles of trails to follow around this garden and a host of different types of p...
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Castle Stalker

If you find yourself driving along the A828 from Creagan to Ballachulish look out for this...
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McCaig's Tower

McCaig’s Tower looks similar to a Colosseum and sits on top of Battery Hill overlooking ...
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Loch Awe

Loch Awe is around 24 miles long and fairly narrow with Ben Cruachan in the background....
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Isle of Iona

Take a Ferry to Iona and be inspired. Iona is a little island off the coast of Mull which ...
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Fingal’s Cave on Staffa

Take a boat trip to the enchanting Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Many famous people have been...
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Oban

Oban has plenty to offer its visitors. This seaside town is surrounded by beautiful countr...
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Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery started in 1794 by John and Hugh Stevenson and the town grew up around it....
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Isle of Kerrara

Kerrara is the island that you can see as you look out to the water from Oban. It’s a sh...
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at ...
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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was abandoned after it was struck by lightning in 1760 and is now cared fo...
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Inveraray Jail

Inveraray had a Courthouse and prison since the 18th century as it was the principal count...
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Rest and be Thankful

The Rest and be Thankful is a stunning mountain pass viewpoint between which divides Glen ...
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West Highland Way

This 96 mile route takes you on a journey through some of the most dramatic and inspiring ...
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Auchindrain Township

Hidden in the Argyle hills, this is the best preserved example of an old Highland township...
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Puck’s Glen

This magical short walk in the Argyll Forest Park offers visitors a fantastic experience t...
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Beinn Ime

Beinn Ime is part of the collective of mountains to the west of Loch Lomond known as the A...
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Ben Lomond

Sitting almost directly on the Highland Boundary Fault Line which separates the Highlands ...
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Ben Vane

The route starts at Inveruglas Pier, where you find a car park and a private road which le...
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Ben Vorlich

Dominating the Arrochar Alps with it's neighbour Stuc a' Chroin this mighty munro rises ab...
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The Cobbler

This distinctive mountain which is also known as Ben Arthur is very popular for walkers an...
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Loch Achtriochtan

This is a stunning lochan just off the A82 with its own car park where you can get some gr...
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Isle of Lunga

It’s the largest one of the Treshnish Islands and oh what a treat! Take a boat trip from...
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Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven in recent days has probably been best known to walkers of the West Highland W...
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Take the ferry to Mull

For just £5.50 return you can take the ferry to Mull. The Isle of Mull in Scotland is wel...
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Have a close encounter with Mull sea creatures at Mull Aquarium

This is an aquarium with a difference. The sea creatures on show are only held for around ...
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Join a ranger led Eagle watch

A family of White tailed eagles have been successfully breeding and flying around Mull sin...
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Take a short ferry trip to Ulva

You can take a short ferry trip to the island and see some ancient remains, wildlife such ...
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Go Munro Bagging on Mull at Ben More

Ben More is Mull’s only Munro (mountain over 3000ft) and it can be climbed from a few di...
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Calling all golfers…don’t leave without playing a game in Mull

Mull has two golf courses, one on the clifftop above Tobermory and the other on the shore ...
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Step back in time to the Bronze Age at Lochbuie Stone Circle

There are ancient cairns, cists, remains and a number of sites of standing stones througho...
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Duart Castle

Mull has a number of castles so why is Duart Castle worth a visit?...
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Dolphin and Whale Watching in Mull

There are many boat tours that you can take to try and spot dolphins, porpoise, seals, orc...
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Inveraray Castle

The castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and is ...
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Have a dram of Tobermory malt whisky and learn how it’s made

This is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland dating back to 1798....
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Visit the attractions in picturesque Tobermory

Tobermory is a pretty little port with colourful houses curving around the harbour....
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Take a Ferry to Iona and be inspired

Iona is a little island off the coast of Mull...
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Climb the Pap of Glencoe

A familiar landmark in the area.  Starting point is a forest track on the edge of Glencoe...
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Hill walk all around Buachaille Etive Beag

The hill walk route goes all around Buachaille Etive Beag (means Small Herdsman of the Eti...
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Escape to The Lost Valley

There’s a car park off the A82, facing the three sisters of Beinn Fhada. The walking rou...
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Visit the Glencoe Folk Museum at the Village of Glencoe

The village lies at the Loch Leven end of the Glencoe Valley. The place is well known for ...
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Picnic at Glencoe Lochan

There are three different walks around Glencoe Lochan to choose from. All start at the car...
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Drive to Glen Etive on the route featured in ‘Skyfall’

The road that takes you to Glen Etive is a single track road with passing places.  The ro...
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Buachaille Etive Beag

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Aonach Eagach

Only for an experienced hill-walker, scrambler and mountaineer, the narrow Aonach Eagach r...
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Buachaille Etive Mòr

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Loch Tulla

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Glencoe

Carved out by retreating glaciers from the ice age, the dramatic volcanic rock backdrop th...
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