COWAL WAY

COWAL WAY

Argyll's Cowal Way, known as ‘Scotland in 57 miles’, is less than one hour from Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow city centre, an accessible part of Scotland offering beautiful coastal views, dramatic scenery, a wealth of heritage, abundant wildlife, and very friendly communities and people.

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LOCH ECK HILLS

LOCH ECK HILLS

Along the eastern shore of Loch Eck, there are several picnic spots to enjoy the views across the loch. Particularly photogenic is Jubilee Point picnic site is, so remember the camera. Clach Bhein rises steeply above the water across the loch the opposite shore, the craggy tops of You can walk or cycle along the western coast on the Loch Eck Loop.

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KYLES OF BUTE

KYLES OF BUTE

The Kyles of Bute, dubbed "Secret Coast" because unless you explicitly seek it out, you will be unlikely to run into this beautiful part of the world by chance. It is the passage between the charming Scottish villages of Tighnabruaich and Kames on Argyll's mainland and the northern part of the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde.

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ARGYLL FOREST PARK

ARGYLL FOREST PARK

The forest park stretches from the Holy Loch on the Firth of Clyde to the craggy peaks of the Arrochar Alps owing its rugged outline to being at one end of the Highland Fault, the great crack in the earth’s surface that marks the line between Lowland and Highland Scotland.

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BENMORE BOTANIC GARDENS

BENMORE BOTANIC GARDENS

Benmore Outdoor Centre is within the grounds of Benmore Botanic Gardens which is set in magnificent mountain surroundings on the Cowal Peninsula. A historical and enchanting garden surrounded by dramatic scenery.

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HOLY LOCH MARINA

HOLY LOCH MARINA

Offering all the sailing and yachting facilities, you would expect to find in a Holy Loch Marina is well-established and is set amongst beautiful scenery in a relaxing, well-known holiday area. Located in Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, it is just 20 minutes by frequent ferry from Gourock, which is not far from Glasgow. Loch Long and the Upper Firth of Clyde are just a short sail away. There are ample facilities for yachts and boats and their passengers both at the marina and nearby.

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WAVERLEY PADDLE STEAMER

WAVERLEY PADDLE STEAMER

Waverley is magnificently restored and the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. With eye-catching towering funnels, polished timber decks and brass you won't fail to see and hear the mighty steam engines – they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all. With a variety of routes throughout the summer months, it is always worth checking out the sailing dates and times.

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PUCKS GLEN

PUCKS GLEN

Explore a world of mischievous nature sprites and magical beings in the fabulous Puck's Glen. The forest's moist, shady undergrowth and the dark atmosphere is great fun to explore. There are two trails here, one wind through the enchanting gorge with its tumbling waterfalls.

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DISCOVER THE ATTRACTIONS  AND EVENTS ARGYLL HAS TO OFFER

The unique beauty and location of Argyll on Scotland's west coast makes it the perfect destination for every kind of holiday and getaway. Whether you want to discover outdoor activities like hill walking and lochside activities or you want to play a few rounds of golf, you will find the perfect day out in Argyll. 

Explore great attractions and mix with the locals in the picturesque towns of Argyll. There are some stunning gardens, historic castles, breathtaking scenery and world-renowned events, making Argyll and the Isles is the ideal holiday location.