Top 10 Spots for Instagrammable photos

Want to know where the top spots for picturesque photos in the Argyll & the Isles region? Then look no further! Here are our top locations and a few of our favourite photos from these locations.

📍Ardminish Bay, Isle of Gigha

Ardminish Bay is full of vibrant colours, extending across the ocean, with grey toned rocks highlighting the beach. Making for the perfect landscape image perfect for any Instagram feed!

📸 Bay on the Isle of Gigha, Credit: @bexb01


📍Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond

Everyone knows about the Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, this popular tourist destination has tons to see and do, from watersports to exploring the 23 islands on the Loch. However, the real hidden gem is the photos that can be collected around the Loch itself especially during sunset.

📸 Sunset on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Credit: @joannecoull_ 

📍Hill House, Helensburgh

The National Trust for Scotland's Hill House in Helensburgh is a popular attraction to visit, find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural masterpiece along with the beautiful art situated within the house.

📸 Hill House, Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

📍Tobermory Waterfront, Isle of Mull

When you travel over to the Isle of Mull, you will be greeted by the colourful Tobermory Waterfront which looks out across the Bay.

📸 Tobermory Waterfront on Mull, Credit: Wild About Argyll

📍St Columbus Bay, Isle of Iona

St Columba's Bay, is located in the south end of Iona and is believed to be the place where St Columba had landed on Iona in 563. Not far from the Bay is Iona Abbey & Nunnery another picturesque location.

📸 The colours of Iona, Credit: @scotlands_colours

📍Paps of Jura from Islay

The Paps of Jura are located on the Isle of Jura, but some of the most Insta worthy photos are taken from the neighbouring Isle of Islay, where you can see extensive views from a distance.

📸 Paps of Jura seen from the Isle of Islay, Credit: @bythegosiasway

📍Dark Skies, Tiree

The dark skies of Argyll can some of the best snapshots to be captured on camera. Just look up and see what the skies have to offer.

📸 Milky-way over the Isle of Tiree, Credit: mcaleescook 

📍Crinan Canal, Argyll

Crinan Canal is known as 'Britian's most beautiful shortcut' and is the perfect location for sail boats and kayakers to travel upstream. The range of colourful sail boats, wildlife and blue skies, creates the perfect Instagram photo.

📸 Scenery of Crinan Canal, Credit: @ calendargirlaileengilles 

📍McCaigs Tower, Oban

McCaigs Tower situated on a hill above Oban, is well worth the climb from the town centre. Once at the tower enjoy views across Oban Bay and the Atlantic Islands, whilst wondering around the gardens inside.

📸 Birds-eye view of McCaig's Tower in Oban, Credit:@nicksturdy

📍Rothesay Castle, Isle of Bute

Built by the Stewart family to defend against invading Vikings, Rothesay Castle’s immense circular curtain wall makes it unique in Scotland. It was occupied by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence and served as a base for Cromwell’s troops in the late 17th century.

📸 Rothesay Castle on Bute, Credit: @aimiesphotos 

📍Dunoon Pier, Cowal

Cowal Peninsula boasts one of the finest and rarest examples of a Victorian Pier, in Dunoon. The old pier is a great place to take a snapshot of the history that once was.

📸 Moon shining on Dunoon Pier in Cowal, Credit: 

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