Explore Argyll and the Isles
Argyll and the Isles is a glorious coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, hills, forests and glens just waiting to be explored. It’s divided into eight areas, each with a distinctive character and offering a unique experience. From surfing to kayaking, quad-biking to mountain biking, get off the beaten track and find your own adventure.
Go island hopping, walk in the wilderness, breathe pure air, watch magnificent sunsets and see starry skies that will take your breath away. You’ll also discover incredible wildlife, a rich Highland history and fabulous local food. Dine on the freshest seafood and savour some of the world’s most famous Scotch whiskies. And all of this is just a hop and a skip from Glasgow.
Plan your Journey
Argyll and the Isles is a glorious coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, hills and glens just waiting to be explored. It’s divided into eight areas, each with a distinctive character and offering a unique experience.Plan your journey
ButeThis compact island has it all: splendid architecture, glorious gardens, wildlife and great beaches to boot.
Coll and TireeThe most westerly of the Inner Hebridean islands, Tiree and Coll sit far out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Dunoon and CowalFlanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne, the Cowal peninsula offers a tantalising taste of the Highlands.
Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and CrinanThis ancient coastal kingdom brims with natural and historic wonders.
Islay, Jura and ColonsayBig skies, soaring eagles, red deer and peaty malts: visit the Atlantic islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Kintyre and GighaWild Atlantic coastline and ancient woodland: Kintyre and Gigha feels like another world.
Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea LochsAn hour from Glasgow, Loch Lomond marks the first rise of the Highlands.
Mull and IonaSandy bays and picture-postcard villages: the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona are strikingly beautiful.
Oban and LornCastles, whisky and miles of coastline: the ancient region of Lorn is packed with things to see and do.
Events & Festivals
Opera Highlights, Scottish Opera
Coll & The Cosmos Star Gazing Break
Carradale Music Festival
Go walking and discover Cowal’s wonderful wildlife
Cowal is a brilliant place to spot Scottish wildlife. Get out walking and you could spot Scotland's BIG 5 - the red squirrel, the red deer, the common seal, the otter and the golden eagle.
Coast, forest, loch and hill - where to go walking on the Cowal Peninsula.
The Cowal Peninsula is a stunningly diverse region of Argyll offering fabulous walking for all abilities. Whether you fancy a hill climb, a woodland walk, a coastal amble or a loch side stroll – or all four – Cowal is your perfect Scottish walking destination.
Burns Night 2019 in Argyll: how and where to celebrate
Burns Night is a great way to learn more about Burns and experience the best of Scottish hospitality and tradition. If you'd like to celebrate Burns Night in Argyll, here's how.