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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 Scotland

Getting Here

Bute

This compact island has it all: splendid architecture, glorious gardens, wildlife and great beaches to boot.

Coll and Tiree

The most westerly of the Inner Hebridean islands, Tiree and Coll sit far out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Dunoon and Cowal

Flanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne, the Cowal peninsula offers a tantalising taste of the Highlands.

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

This ancient coastal kingdom brims with natural and historic wonders.

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Big skies, soaring eagles, red deer and peaty malts: visit the Atlantic islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Kintyre and Gigha

Wild Atlantic coastline and ancient woodland: Kintyre and Gigha feels like another world.

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

An hour from Glasgow, Loch Lomond marks the first rise of the Highlands.

Mull and Iona

Sandy bays and picture-postcard villages: the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona are strikingly beautiful.

Oban and Lorn

Castles, whisky and miles of coastline: the ancient region of Lorn is packed with things to see and do.
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Travel

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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Getting Here

Getting Around

Glasgow - the Gateway to Scotland

Things to See & Do in Argyll

Partnership

'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.