Glasgow & Argyll
Glasgow is a cultural powerhouse of music, art, architecture, design and innovative food and drink experiences. It’s vibrant and dynamic, and has been voted the world's friendliest city.
Argyll & the Isles, known as Scotland’s Adventure Coast, has a coastline longer than France, 23 inhabited islands and over 2000km of trails. There's also 7000 years of history and some of Scotland's best food and drink to discover.
How many other cities have such incredible landscapes and experiences within striking distance?
City & Coast
Whether you want to play hard, be a cultured explorer or indulge in amazing food and drink, we have unique and authentic experiences just for you.
Enjoy each of our itineraries, which pair amazing city and coastal experiences across Glasgow and Argyll with hot tips on places to stay, where – and what – to eat, evening entertainment and top tips on travel. Base yourself in one, with overnight stays or days out in the other.
Glasgow & Argyll – the Heart & Soul of Scotland.
Glasgow & Argyll
The Heart & Soul of ScotlandGetting Here
ButeThis compact island has it all: splendid architecture, glorious gardens, wildlife and great beaches to boot.
Coll and TireeThe most westerly of the Inner Hebridean islands, Tiree and Coll sit far out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Dunoon and CowalFlanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne, the Cowal peninsula offers a tantalising taste of the Highlands.
Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and CrinanThis ancient coastal kingdom brims with natural and historic wonders.
Islay, Jura and ColonsayBig skies, soaring eagles, red deer and peaty malts: visit the Atlantic islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.
Kintyre and GighaWild Atlantic coastline and ancient woodland: Kintyre and Gigha feels like another world.
Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea LochsAn hour from Glasgow, Loch Lomond marks the first rise of the Highlands.
Mull and IonaSandy bays and picture-postcard villages: the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona are strikingly beautiful.
Oban and LornCastles, whisky and miles of coastline: the ancient region of Lorn is packed with things to see and do.
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, and Argyll & the Isles are located on each other’s doorstep on the west coast of Scotland. Visiting couldn't be easier, as both destinations are served by international and regional airports, well connected by trains from across the UK, and accessible by bus, car and bike on Scotland's extensive road, rail and ferry connections.
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'The Heart & Soul of Scotland' campaign is a partnership between Argyll & The Isles Tourism Cooperative and Glasgow Life, supported by partners: Visit Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council, Love Loch Lomond, ScotRail, Calmac Ferries, Loganair, Enterprise rent-a-car and West Coast Motors.