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Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Scotland's Seafood Capital
Inner Hebrides
Scotland's Whisky Coast
Eagle Island
Hebridean Whale Trail
Third largest whirlpool in the world
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Bute

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

Scotland's most accessible island
Mount Stuart - The Royal House of Stuart
3 golf courses
3 glorious gardens
1 gin distillery
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Coll and Tiree

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

2 island airports
1 RSPB reserve
World class water activities
Highest levels of sunshine in UK
Tiree - Hawaii of the north
Coll - Official dark sky island
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Dunoon and Cowal

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

50 working artists
9 medieval castles
2 glorious gardens
UK's first forest park
Long distance walking trails
Maritime gateway to Scotland's first national park
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Inveraray Knapdale Kilmartin and Crinan

This ancient coastal kingdom brims with natural and historic wonders.

800 prehistoric monuments
5 marinas
2 national nature reserves
Corryvreckan - Third largest whirlpool in world
Crinan Canal - UKs most beautiful shortcut
Inveraray - Clan Seat of the Campbells
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Islay, Jura and Colonsay

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

14 distilleries
5 medieval castles
3 links golf courses
3 RSPB reserves
One of Scotland's National Scenic Areas
Seat of the Lord of the Isles
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Kintyre and Gigha

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

9 medieval castles
6 golf courses
4 distilleries
4 fishing harbours
Long distance walking and cycling trails
Kintyre - Scotland's mainland island
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Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

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

5 long distance walking, cycling and kayaking trails
4 golf courses
3 glorious gardens
Scotland's first national park
Glasgow's playground featuring the Arrochar Alps
Mackintosh's Hill House
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Mull and Iona

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

5 medieval castles
2 distilleries
Scotland's whale watching island
Home to the sea eagles
Duart Castle - Clan seat of Macleans
Iona - Birthplace of christianity
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Oban and Lorn

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

13 medieval castles
6 glorious gardens
6 inhabited islands
5 marinas
2 national nature reserves
Scotland's seafood capital
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Argyll's Secret Coast

Getting here

Why not travel a little greener during your next adventure? There are many ways to explore Argyll & the Isles via public transport. West Coast Motors, for example, operates a network of local bus services and private coach hire across the West Coast and beyond. ScotRail provides a direct link between Glasgow and Oban, The Gateway to the Isles. Got an electric car? Explore all EV charging points around Argyll & the Isles here

So step onboard, get comfortable and enjoy the stunning scenery throughout your journey. More information on how to get around Argyll & the Isles here.