Immerse yourself in Crinan

Every year nearly 2,000 boats make the journey along the nine miles of ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ – the Crinan Canal. Opening in 1801, it linked Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with the Sound of Jura at Crinan, cutting out the long and treacherous journey around the Mull of Kintyre. Today, its towpath makes for a wonderful walk, cycle or kayak.  

The surrounding countryside is stunning and rich in history. You’ll find ancient sites, rock art and forts not far from the towpath. There’s a magical network of paths, towpaths and shoreline to explore. You can climb high through the forest above the sea at Crinan to give stunning views of Jura, Scarba and the Argyll coastline.

Events & Festivals

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Everything there is to see and do in 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.