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.

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The ten best Argyll cafés with a view

Argyll is packed with great cafés and tearooms in beautiful locations. Whether you’re having a Hebridean island adventure or a loch side stroll, you’ll always be able to seek out a decent cappuccino and some excellent home baking in Argyll - with a view! Here's out top ten.

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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.

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Bute

This compact island has it all: splendid architecture, glorious gardens, wildlife and great beaches to boot.

Coll and Tiree

The most westerly of the Inner Hebridean islands, Tiree and Coll sit far out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Dunoon and Cowal

Flanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne, the Cowal peninsula offers a tantalising taste of the Highlands.

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

This ancient coastal kingdom brims with natural and historic wonders.

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Big skies, soaring eagles, red deer and peaty malts: visit the Atlantic islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Kintyre and Gigha

Wild Atlantic coastline and ancient woodland: Kintyre and Gigha feels like another world.

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

An hour from Glasgow, Loch Lomond marks the first rise of the Highlands.

Mull and Iona

Sandy bays and picture-postcard villages: the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona are strikingly beautiful.

Oban and Lorn

Castles, whisky and miles of coastline: the ancient region of Lorn is packed with things to see and do.
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