Natural Wonders

Scotland's Adventure Coast is home to some of the most scenic and incredible landscapes and seascapes guaranteed to take your breath away.

With miles of spectacular coastline, many famous landmarks, tranquil beaches and rugged vistas on the mainland, a trip to Argyll & the Isles will not disappoint.

Here are eight iconic natural wonders and landscapes of Scotland.

Only in Argyll

Fingal's Cave, Staffa

From Mull, take a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Staffa best known for its basalt columns and spectacular sea caves. The most famous of these is Fingal’s Cave, immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture.

Corryvreckan Whirlpool

If you walk to the northernmost point of Jura you can look out over the wild Gulf of Corryvreckan, site of the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool - one of the largest permanent whirlpools on earth.

Loch Awe

Scotland’s longest freshwater loch, stretching for 25 marvellous miles through glorious Highland landscape, and where you will find the iconic Kilchurn Castle 

Paps of Jura

Jura’s top natural wonder must be its three impressive cone-shaped peaks known as the Paps of Jura. They dominate the island landscape and can be seen from much of the surrounding area.

Bag the MacPhies

Discover the MacPhies of Colonsay and Oronsay! A MacPhie is defined as a point over 300ft on the islands and there are 22 of them which can be bagged in a single 20-mile walk.

The Cobbler

The mountains clustered around the head of Loch Long are known as the Arrochar Alps. They include Ben Arthur, one of Scotland’s most iconic – and best loved – peaks.

Tiree Beaches

Tiree has 46 miles of coastline and most of it is white sandy beaches. Swell hits the island undisturbed from the deep Atlantic which is why Tiree or the ‘Hawaii of the North’ is so popular with surfers. You can learn to surf at any age and Tiree is the perfect place for the whole family to get involved.

The island also hosts, the Tiree Wave Classic, the longest running professional windsurfing event in the world. It showcases the best of the UK's windsurfing talent.

Links Golf

Some of the best golf in Scotland can be found in Argyll and the Isles, including world class links golf in Kintyre at Machrihanish Golf Club, Machrihanish Dunes and Dunaverty Golf Club. Meanwhile on Islay and Jura, you have Machrie Golf Links and golf at Adrfin.