Immerse yourself in Kintyre and Gigha

Kintyre is a long finger of land that stretches south towards Ireland. This beautiful peninsula is packed with great things to see and do, from whisky distilleries to world-class golf courses. Walk the Kintyre Way, visit ruined castles, catch some waves on the surfing beach of Westport and feast on seafood. 

Kintyre is also a great base from which to explore some of Argyll’s islands. Sitting three miles west of Kintyre, Gigha is an enchanting small island. It’s the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, famed for its white sandy bays. It also offers walking, cycling and golf.  You can visit all of Kintyre's highlights on the Kintyre 66 route

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Make the most of Twixmas! Five family friendly activities that you can enjoy between Christmas and New Year.

Looking for things to do with your family between Christmas and New Year? Look no further! From fantastic visitor attractions to outdoor activities, you'll find lots of family fun in Argyll. Here are five options for family-friendly Twixmas activities in Argyll.

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Everything there is to see and do in Kintyre and Gigha

Achamore Gardens

Kintyre and Gigha

Gardens

The island of Gigha is home to the beautiful Achamore Gardens., which has 50 acres of natural woodlands and many rare plants and trees,

Active Kintyre

Kintyre and Gigha

Adventure

Active Kintyre will help you have an active, create and unforgettable holiday in Kintyre.

An Ceardach Garden

Kintyre and Gigha

Gardens

Discover this beautiful garden near Campbeltown where five acres of rough grazing and hazel wood has been transformed into a beautiful garden.

Beinn Ghuilean

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Caledonia Way

Kintyre and Gigha

Cycling and mountain biking

The Caledonia Way, National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, runs from Campbeltown to Inverness.

Campbeltown Heritage Centre

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

Find out more about Campbeltown at this wonderful heritage centre.

Campbeltown Picture House

Kintyre and Gigha

Music, art and culture

Grade-A listed building is unique, with a Glasgow school art nouveau exterior and an equally impressive and unusual ‘atmospheric style’ interior.

Carradale Bay

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Carradale Bay is a stunning big sandy south-facing beach.

Carnasserie Castle

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

This magnificent ruined castle is the former home of the first Protestant Bishop of the Isles.

Machrihanish Dunes

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

The award-winning Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views and a majestic dunescape.

Machrihanish Golf Course

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Machrihanish Golf Course near Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula is a classic Scottish links course.

The Mull of Kintyre

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

The Mull of Kintyre is the southwestern-most tip of the Kintyre Peninsula, immortalised by the 1977 hit song "Mull of Kintyre" by Paul McCartney's band of the time, Wings.

Pete’s Surf School

Kintyre and Gigha

Watersports and diving

Learn to surf on the beautiful Westport Beach on the Kintyre Peninsula with Pete's Surf School & Hire.

Davaar Island

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

One of Campbeltown’s hidden gems, Davaar Island, lies at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch.

Dunaverty Castle

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

The ruined Dunaverty Castle is located at Southend at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll.

Dunaverty Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Dunaverty Golf Club is situated by the village of Southend in a glorious setting on the south coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Gigha Boats Activity Centre

Kintyre and Gigha

Watersports and diving

Experience the beautiful island of Gigha by bike or by water with Gigha Boats Activity Centre.

Glen Scotia Distillery

Kintyre and Gigha

Distilleries and breweries

Discover a Campbeltown whisky gem: the Glen Scotia distillery was founded in 1832 and is one of the few distilleries remaining in Campbeltown.

Keil Caves

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

At the southern end of Kintyre, close to Southend, you can explore a number of fascinating historic sites.

Isle of Gigha Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

This is a delightful nine-hole golf course on the picturesque island of Gigha.

Kintyre Way

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Walk the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre peninsula with the Kintyre Way.

Largiebaan Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve

Kintyre and Gigha

Wildlife and nature

Largiebaan covers some 1,600 hectares on the west coast of south Kintyre.

Skipness Castle and Walk

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula near the village of Skipness.

Tarbert Castle and Walks

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Tarbert Castle is a scheduled monument of national importance because of the major role which Robert the Bruce King of Scotland played in its reinforcement and enlargement in 1325.

Tarbert Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Tarbert Golf Club sits at the top of West Loch Fyne on the Kintyre Peninsula. This hilly woodlandcourse has spectacular views over west Loch Tarbert. The nine-hole course has a good mix of par four and par three holes, each with their own character. Visitors are very welcome.

Saddell Bay, Castle and Abbey

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Saddell has a small abbey with a fascinating exhibition of old carved stones, a lovely walk to Saddell Castle and onto Saddle Bay, the stunning sweep of sand and rocks, as featured in the video for Mull Of Kintyre.

Kintyre & Gigha Food Trail

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Go on a gastronomical journey through Kintyre and Gigha.

Walk Gigha

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Beautiful views in every direction, beaches, wildlife and history - the Isle of Gigha has all this to offer and more.

Westport Beach

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Westport Beach is one of the finest beaches on the west coast of Scotland. Stretching for over six miles to the golfing mecca of Machrihanish,

Whitehouse Studio Art Holidays

Kintyre and Gigha

Music, art and culture

The three and five day courses are based in a substantial rambling and eclectic Arts and Crafts house which is near the village of Tarbert in Kintyre.

Twin Beaches, Gigha

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Fynal Fling Adventure Tours

Kintyre and Gigha

Tours, trips and trails

Fynal Fling Adventure Tours is based in Tarbert, Loch Fyne and is ideally placed to take you wherever you want to go on Clyde Waters. Arran, Bute, the Kyles, Inveraray, Largs, Tighnabruich – just select your destination, climb aboard and enjoy!

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Gigha Pontoons

Kintyre and Gigha

Sailing and boating

Tarbert Harbour

Kintyre and Gigha

Sailing and boating

Carradale Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Kintyre Gin

Kintyre and Gigha

Distilleries and breweries

Campbeltown Museum

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Gigha Halibut

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Gigha Halibut, based on the beautiful Scottish island of Gigha, we specialise in the artisan production of sustainable Scottish Atlantic halibut.

Creelers Skipness Smokehouse

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Creelers has built a reputation since 1992 for its quality and hand crafted, small batch production. Originally set up by Tim James to compliment Creelers Restaurant started by his wife Fran in 1990 on the Isle of Arran and later in Edinburgh. Now back on the family farm at Skipness, at the top of the Kintyre peninsula, the James's have renovated the Old Castle workshop and built their new smokehouse and shop.

Beinn an Tuirc Distillery

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Kintyre Gin is a beautifully blended spirit using carefully selected botanicals which reflect our unique coastal, pasture and woodland position on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Wee Isle Dairy

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

A family-owned and run business, set up primarily to manufacture artisan ice cream. Based at Tarbert Farm on the Isle of Gigha.

Tarbert Life Heritage and Information Centre

Kintyre and Gigha

Tours, trips and trails

Tarbert Life provides general tourist information, information about What’s On in the area and an exhibition illustrating the cultural heritage and natural history of the village.

Gigha Self Catering Cottages

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Based on the spectacular Isle of Gigha off the West Coast of Scotland you will enjoy your holiday staying in accommodation that is modern and luxurious.

Springbank Bed and Breakfast

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Springbank Bed and Breakfast on the Isle of Gigha is a modern bright bed and breakfast with 3 en suite bedrooms.

Argyll Hotel Bellochantuy

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Stunning location right on the beach, large conservatory dining area enables guests to enjoy the views whatever the weather. A warm welcome from Ian & Nick and delicious homemade food.

The Ardshiel Hotel

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

The Ardshiel Hotel is a traditional family run hotel full of character with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.

Craigard House Hotel

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

A recently converted Victorian mansion, Craigard offers a friendly and informal stay, in thirteen comfortable and well-appointed rooms, many with glorious sea views.

Gigha Hotel

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

The hotel offers superb views from practically every room. If is an ideal base whether you are visiting Achamore Gardens, walking, cycling, playing a round of golf, viewing our numerous historical landmarks or taking in the scenery and wildlife.

Kintyre Cottages

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

4 self -catering seaside holiday cottages on mainland Kintyre and on Davaar Island

Campbeltown Backpackers

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Fully equipped self catering bunkhouse with kitchen/dining room a lounge and sleeps 16.

Davaar Island Cottages

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Nestled next to the Lighthouse on Davaar Island, these unique cottages both sleep 2 people in luxury and comfort.

Kilchrist Castle Cottages

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

A Scottish experience! In the converted Old Byre of Kilchrist are four holiday cottages full of character and in a lovely location in the lea of a castle and surrounded by rolling countryside

Bayview Holiday Cottage

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Situated in the pretty fishing village of Carradale, this spacious, detached house sleeping 8, is furnished to a high standard.

Cuilidh Kintyre Holiday Home

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Enjoy your stay in a beautifully decorated, well appointed holiday home in the small Scottish village of Carradale surrounded by exquisite scenery that will blow you away.

Torrisdale Castle Estate

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

A superb range of self-catering properties on Kintyre’s east coast provide accommodation for groups of between 2 and 10 people.

Balinakill Country House

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Balinakill is available for holidays and weekends, family get togethers, special celebrations, weddings and corporate events.

High Trodigal

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

5 star cottage tucked into the hill at Machrihanish, sleeps 2 in luxury and comfort.

Crubasdale Lodge

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Detached timber chalet offers self-catering accommodation in a lovely location on the Scottish west coast of Kintyre

Ifferdale Farm Bunkhouse & Self Catering

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Recently renovated farm steading buildings provide a range of comfortable and welcoming bunkhouse and self-catering accommodation units for 2 to 16 people in the heart of the Kintyre Way.

West Loch Shores

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

West Loch Shores offer short breaks in their self catering holiday lodges which cater for everyone.

Ferry Farm B&B

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Ferry Farm Bed and Breakfast sits on the beach overlooking the sound of Gigha with some of the best views towards Gigha and beyond to Jura and Islay. Adjacent to the B & B is ‘Big Jessie’s’ tea room offering delicious light snacks, meals, drinks and fresh home baking to tempt you! Open Fri-Mon

Point Sands Holiday Park

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Luxury Caravan Holiday Homes to Rent nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the rising hills of Kintyre, Point Sands sits on part of the historic family owned, Largie Estate. Overlooking the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura with easy access to the ferrys.

The House at Glenbarr B&B

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

The House at Glenbarr “a refreshingly different B&B”

Oatfield House - 4 Star Country House B&B

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Oatfield House is an historic 1780 laird’s country house and welcoming family home on the Mull of Kintyre. Wonderful original period features and atmosphere.

Carradales

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

"Carradales" is a traditionally built Victorian detached house, originally built as a Church of Scotland Manse in 1880. Completely refurbished, "Carradales" offers luxury Guest House accommodation.

Dunlossit House B & B

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Dunlossit House B & B. A perfect coastal retreat for golfers, walkers and outdoor adventurists alike

Glen Kerran Farmhouse B&B

Kintyre and Gigha

Tours, trips and trails

Make yourself at home in our traditional Scottish farmhouse nestled within the steading and surrounded by wildlife.

Wilder Ways

Kintyre and Gigha

Wildlife and nature

Explore Southend, Mull of Kintyre with Wilder Ways as we ride over the rolling hills and beautiful beaches exploring some of Scotland’s best kept secrets.

Bellochantuy Beach Holiday Park

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

If you’re looking for a year round beach holiday on the Kintyre peninsula then you’ve found it! Bellochantuy Beach offers holidays and short breaks in a range of cosy centrally heated and double-glazed holiday homes.

Tarbert Holiday Park Argyll

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Tarbert Holiday Park is the perfect overnight stop when you want to get the early ferry – it’s close to ferry terminals for Islay, Arran, Gigha and the Cowal peninsula. It’s also a good base from where to explore Kintyre, where you’ll find everything from whisky and gin distilleries to long distance walking routes and a multitude of festivals!

The Boathouse Cafe Bar

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Situated in Ardminish Bay with a wonderful setting on the wee marina the Boathouse Cafe & Bar offers you the chance to enjoy excellently prepared local produce in a beachfront setting.

Glenbarr, Cafe, Stores & Garden

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Glenbarr Stores, Café, Garden Centre now offer accommodation in the adjacent house@glenbarr. The stores stock local Highland Beef from the farm at North Beachmore, local Aberdeen Angus beef and Ifferdale Lamb.

Muneroy Restaurant & Stores

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Built in the late 40's in a distinctive art deco style, Muneroy, at Southend, was originally opened as a tearoom and indeed the original fireplace and domed ceilings can still be seen today.

Ferry Farm Tea Room

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Tearoom, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation at the beach beside the ferry terminal to Gigha. Offering lovely accommodation with sea views and a range of food and drink to suit everyone.

Airds Wood Cottage

Kintyre and Gigha

Accommodation

Relax and enjoy your holiday in my sympathetically renovated Victorian, end terrace cottage in the peaceful fishing village of Carradale situated on the east coast of Kintyre. Welcoming and cosy for couples or a small family and dog friendly to boot!

Tarbert Music Festival 2020

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tarbert Music Festival 2020 is a fantastic weekend of live music in the hotels and bars in the fishing village of Tarbert in Kintyre, Argyll.

Clachan Smallholders Gathering

Kintyre and Gigha

Clachan Smallholders Gathering takes places on 5th September 2020 from 1.00-4.00pm and 7pm to midnight.

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

Kintyre Agricultural Show

Kintyre and Gigha

Southend Highland Games

Kintyre and Gigha

MACH 1 Stages Rally 2020

Kintyre and Gigha

This event has already become one of the most talked about dates in the rally calendar.

Tarbert Seafood Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

A feast of seafood, parades, music and fun situated around Tarbert's stunning natural harbour.

Great Carradale Canter

Kintyre and Gigha

Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon & 10K

Kintyre and Gigha

Scottish Series

Kintyre and Gigha

The Scottish Series is a fantastic weekend of yacht racing in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Argyll.

Campbeltown Malts Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

Kintyre Way Ultra

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Music Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Harbour Day

Kintyre and Gigha

Eddi Reader in Concert

Kintyre and Gigha

Eddi Reader will perform in concert in Tarbert Village Hall on Feb 29th 2020 with Loch Fyne Pipe Band and local support. Tickets are £25 from Clachan Filling Station

Carradale Camera Club Exhibition

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Camera Club hold their annual exhibition in the Village Hall on Aug 1st & 2nd 2020. Visitors welcome.

Clachan Art Show

Kintyre and Gigha

Clachan Art Show has been held in Clachan Village Hall for over 46 years.

Gintyre (1)

Kintyre and Gigha

Kintyre newest food & drink festival Gintyre celebrates it's second year on April 17th & 18th 2020.

SCDA Argyll Kintyre District Drama Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

The local drama festival forms the first round in the Scottish Community Drama Association’s 1 Act Play regional competition with the winning team will go forward to represent Argyll and Kintyre at the divisional competition. The 2020 event will be held over 3 days in the Victoria Hall, Campbeltown