Immerse yourself in Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Amid the stunning scenery of Inveraray and the Heart of Argyll, including Knapdale, Kilmartin, Tarbert, Tayvallich 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. 150 of which are prehistoric. The wild and remote western coastline of Knapdale offers empty beaches and tranquility. Visit the national nature reserves within The Heart of Argyll, each offering unique experiences plus some beautiful easy walking and picnic spot options.

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. Beautiful Inveraray is a traditional county town of Argyll and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll. The new town was founded in 1745 on the site of an old fishing village where Loch Fyne meets Loch Shira. It is of course home to Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail.

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Delve deeper into the Heart of Argyll

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Looking for a place to stay in the wonderful Heart of Argyll?

We have a fantastic variety of places to stay, from a selection of cosy bed and breakfasts, or well-appointed and comfortable self-catering properties. 

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Planning your journey

Travel to Inveraray and onwards to Kilmartin and Knapdale by car or bus via the A82 and then the A83. Alternatively, travel via the A85 and then south after Dalmally to Inveraray, or go as far as Oban and then follow the A816 southwards to Kilmartin.

Or catch the ferry connection from Arran or Cowal to Kintyre and northwards to the Heart of Argyll.

Events & Festivals

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

Oban Hogmanay Party 2021

Oban and Lorn

Oban's biggest Hogmanay Party with a lively night of traditional Scottish cèilidh music from local band Ceol an Aire.

Punk on the Peninsula

Dunoon and Cowal

Head to Dunoon for an amazing weekend of punk.

Tobermory Book Festival

Mull and Iona

An Evening with John Hartson - Live in Oban

Oban and Lorn

Enjoy a live interview & Q+A with Celtic legend John Hartson.

Carradale Music Festival 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Music Festival, a family friendly festival held in the beautiful scenic village of Carradale

CAMPBELTOWN GIN & FIZZ FESTIVAL 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

Expect the very best as we work together with local distillers and other service suppliers from around the UK.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers in Campbeltown

Kintyre and Gigha

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers play in Campbeltown for the first time since 2009.

The Kintyre Way Ultra 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

The 2022 Kintyre Way Ultra will take place on Saturday 14th May, from Campbeltown to Machrihanish.