Immerse yourself in Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Amid the stunning scenery of Inveraray and the Heart of Argyll, including Knapdale, Kilmartin, Tarbert and Crinan, you’ll find opportunities galore to delve deeper into Scotland’s past. Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Within six miles of Kilmartin village there are over 800 ancient monuments. The wild and remote western coastline of Knapdale offers empty beaches and tranquility. 

Knapdale Forest spreads from coast to coast and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into Scotland. Every year nearly 2,000 boats make the journey along the nine miles of ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ – the Crinan Canal. It’s tow path makes for a wonderful walk or cycle. Inveraray is home to Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail. Visit local Heart of Argyll website

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Everything there is to see and do in Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Achnabreck Cup and Ring Rocks

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

A short forest walk will take you to the Achnabreck Cup and Ring Rocks, the most extensive prehistoric rock carvings in the UK.

Ardfern Yacht Centre

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

Ardfern Yacht Centre is located at the head of Loch Craignish, one of Scotland's most beautiful and sheltered sea lochs.

Argyll Adventure

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Adventure

Argyll Adventure offers ten fantastic activities, including horse riding, paintballing, laser storm, crossbows, climbing and bungee trampolines.

Arduaine Garden

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Gardens

The wonderful coastal garden of Arduaine lies 20 miles south of Oban and is an oasis of green.

Auchindrain Highland Township

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Auchindrain is the most complete surviving example of a Highland farm township.

Barnluasgan and the Knapdale Beavers

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Castle Sween

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Located on the eastern shore of Loch Sween, this imposing ruin is thought to be one of the earliest stone castles built in Scotland.

Castle Dounie Circuit

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Walking and climbing

This lovely 6.5 kilometre walk climbs high through the forest above the sea at Crinan to give stunning views.

Corrywreckan Whirlpool

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

Take a boat trip to the Gulf of Corryvreckan and its famous whirlpool – the third largest in the world!

Craignish Cruises

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Whirlpools, whales and wildlife! Join Skipper/wildlife guide, Lindsay Johnston, on board 'Venturer' for a memorable boat trip.

Crarae Garden

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Gardens

This beautiful 50-acre woodland garden in Minard near Inveraray is well worth a visit.

Crinan Canal and Crinan Wood

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Craobh Marina

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

The 250-berth Craobh Marina is located on the northern shore of the Craignish peninsula just south of Oban.

Cruachan - the hollow mountain

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Cruachan Power Station lies at the heart of Ben Cruachan - one kilometre inside.

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve is a surviving remnant of raised bog and is home to dragonflies, hen harriers, curlews and other moorland and wetland species.

Dalriada Heritage Trail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

This seven-mile walk starts at Carnasserie Castle and takes you through Kilmartin Glen to the Crinan Canal.

Dunadd Fort

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Rising dramatically from Moine Mhor, the great moss, Dunadd appears as a rocky outcrop.

Dunardry Near To Nature

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

There are a number of walks at Dunardry near Crinan. The picnic spot at the start of the Dunardry trails is a great vantage point above the Crinan Canal.

Fire Tower Trails

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Cycling and mountain biking

Fire Tower Trails on the outskirts of Lochgilphead offer a fantastic mountain biking experience.

Fishinguide

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Fishing and country sports

Fishinguide specialises in tailored, guided fly fishing holidays for anglers of any level.

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Visit the Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation at its new visitor centre at Barr an Daimh and find out about the fantastic variety of wildlife the Mid Argyll area has to offer.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell.

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th-century prison.

Inveraray Golf Club

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Golf

Inveraray Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole parkland course with spectacular views over Loch Fyne and the surrounding hills.

Inverawe Fisheries & Country Park

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Fishing and country sports

Inverawe Fisheries & Country Park is a great family day out in Argyll. Learn how to fish, find out how salmon is smoked and explore the many trails and tracks.

Jenny Wren Boat Charters

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Jenny Wren is berthed in Craobh Haven Marina and can offer wildlife boat trips for 4 to 8 people.

Kayak Majik

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Kayaking and canoeing

Join a Kayak Majik trip from West Loch Shores near Tarbert.

Keills Chapel

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Keills Chapel is a small West Highland chapel housing a stunning collection of 12th-century grave slabs and early medieval sculpture.

Kilberry Stones

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

This fine collection of late-medieval sculptured stones gathered from the Kilberry estate is well worth a visit.

Kilchurn Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

This four-storey tower built in the mid-15th century must be one of Scotland's most scenic castles.

Kilmartin Glen

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

There are more than 800 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin and many of them are are prehistoric.

Kilmartin Museum

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

See the artefacts found in Kilmartin Glen then step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found.

Kilmory Knap Chapel and Beach

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

The chapel of St Mary at Kilmory Knap is on the east side of Loch Sween.

Lochgilphead Golf Club

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Golf

Set in the heart of Argyll, Lochgilphead Golf Club is an ideal stop off for golfers heading to Machrihanish from Glasgow or Oban.

St Columba's Cave

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

On the west coast of Loch Caolisport, south of Ellary, in the heart of Argyll, you'll find a ruined 12-century chapel and caves.

Argyll's iconic wildlife

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Follow this journey through Argyll to discover some of Scotland’s iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, otters and red squirrels. A

Heart of Argyll Food Trail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

This food trail winds through some of Argyll’s most stunning landscape, taking in Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan.

St Columba Journey

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

Follow in the footsteps of St Columba, the Irish abbot and missionary who introduced Christianity to Scotland.

Sealife Adventures

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Located on the mainland near Oban, Sealife Adventures is a 4-star wildlife experience operating in a whale, dolphin, eagle and seal hotspot.

Taynish National Nature Reserve

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

The oak woodlands of Taynish are interspersed with grassland, heath, saltmarsh and shoreline to give a truly amazing variety of wildlife.

Venture West

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Venture West offers boat trips around the west coast of Scotland, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's based on Loch Sween overlooking the Sound of Jura - one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland.

Wild Argyll

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Wild Argyll guides are specialists in natural history, cultural exchange, bespoke kayak trips and wildlife photography

Carnasserie Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Mid Argyll Triathlon

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan