Campbeltown & Kintyre

Scotland's Adventure Coast & Home to the Scenic Kintyre 66 Route

Exploring one of Scotland's most scenic regions couldn't be easier. The exciting Kintyre 66 (K66) route takes in all six regions of this beautiful west coast peninsula, inclduing Campbeltown; one of the largest towns in Argyll.

Kintyre is also a great base from which to enjoy walking such as the long-distance Kintyre Way, visit ruined castles, catch some waves on Westport beach and feast on seafood.

It is also possible to explore some of Argyll’s islands. Why not take a trip to Gigha. 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 great walking and cycling spots.

Gaelic in Scotland

The indigenous language of Argyll contains great richness of expression.  Here we have shared a phrase from local Gaelic poetry about Kintyre.

Collected in Southend by Nils M. Holmer

Ó gu bheil mi trom fo smalain (Oh heavy is the grief that lies upon me)

’S trom mo cheum an déidh na fearainn (Heavy is my step after (leaving) the land)

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Campbeltown Picture House

Campbeltown Picture House, designed by Albert V Gardner of Glasgow in 1913 in Glasgow School Art Nouveau style, is a Category A Listed building and one of th...

26 Hall Street
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6BU

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Stravaigin Sailing

We are a small family run business located on Scotland’s west coast in the heart of the best cruising and adventure arena our country has to offer. Join us o...

North Pier Pontoons
Oban
PA34 5PX

Tel: 07833 103020

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The Wild Cooke

Take a walk on the wild side of the beautiful West Coast and get an introduction to the magical world of foraging. Join, Lucy, The Wild Cooke, for a foodie a...

8 Cowan Place
Oban
PA34 4GA

Tel: 07951 469275

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Kintyre Seasports

Kintyre Seasports is located at Campbeltown Loch, we run half day or full day sessions, from family trips to more structured sessions for aspiring sailors fr...

Campbeltown Sailing Club, Low Askimol, Campbeltown
PA28 6EP

Tel: 07561 852976

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Live Argyll - Victoria Hall, Campbeltown

As a multi-functional facility, Victoria Hall offers the perfect setting for a wide range of events including concerts, sporting events, weddings, exhibition...

Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6AG

Tel: 01586 551212

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Live Argyll - Aqualibrium, Campbeltown

Aqualibrium Leisure Centre is situated on Kinloch Green in Campbeltown, offering spectacular views of Campbeltown Bay. The centre incorporates a swimming poo...

Kinloch Road
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6EG

Tel: 01586 551212

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The Tartan Road

Working all over Argyll & the Isles, we create luxury Scottish holidays tailored exclusively for each client. Specialising in self-drive and chauffeured...

Head Office, Lora Villa
Connel
Oban
PA37 1PD

Tel: +44 (0)1631 402 066

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Artmap Argyll

Artmap Argyll is a network of Artists who work across Argyll, from Kintyre in the south, up to Ballachulish in the north and out to the Isle of Tiree. Our me...

No 1 Balliebeg
Castleton
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RU

Tel: 07708461081

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Scotland's Adventure Coast

Unhurried, unspoiled and unforgettable. Explore Campbeltown and Kintyre to experience a place like no other. We have created the K66 route to help you navigate your way.

The Kintyre 66 is a 66 mile loop, with 6 spurs allowing you to venture even further to uncover this beautiful peninsula at a pace that suits you.

Once proclaimed the whisky capital of the world, Campbeltown is the main town on the peninsula. There are now three distilleries for the whisky enthusiast to savour, a museum, heritage centre, swimming pool and cinema, so there’s something for all the family.

The beautiful Kintyre peninsula is studded with small villages, pre-historic and Celtic archaeology, abundant wildlife and remarkable beaches.

Walk the Kintyre Way, drive or cycle the Kintyre 66 route, visit ruined castles, catch some waves at Westport beach or feast on fresh 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.

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TARBERT

The fishing heritage is of utmost importance to the personality and character of the village

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Tarbert Harbour Marina
ISLE OF GIGHA

Small in size with sandy beaches and clear turquoise seas and many archaeological and historic sites to be discovered. 

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Gigha Aerial Ferry Rh
KNAPDALE

Knapdale is a place sculpted by the great forces of nature and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into Scotland. 

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Knapdale Beavers
KILMARTIN GLEN

Considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.

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Kilmartin Standing Stone (1)
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The 6 Main Areas of Kintyre

 
West Kintyre
Enjoy the Atlantic coast of Kintyre, with thundering waves and
unmissable sunsets over the islands of Gigha, Cara, Jura and Islay,
not to mention glimpses of Ireland to the south. Historic sites,
beautiful beaches and places to eat, take your time and enjoy!
 
Campbeltown
Towards the southern end of Kintyre and overlooking the famous Campbeltown Loch, The Wee Toon offers a myriad of activities 
including famous 10k races, live music and festivals, world famous
 malt whiskies, an island that you can walk to, and Scotland’s oldest
purpose built cinema!
 
Machrihanish & Southend
From Saint Columba’s footstep and clan massacres in the south to
a Championship golf course and surfer’s paradise in the west, this 
area includes the two small villages of Southend and Machrihanish
—don’t miss a trip to the iconic Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse!

Gigha
Gigha, community owned, is a 20 minute ferry trip from 
Kintyre. A truly breathtaking island with silver beaches and beautiful
 bays, crystal clear seas, stunning views, amazing sunsets, lochs
and gently sloping hillsides, as well as a huge variety of wildlife.

Tarbert & Skipness
Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, is a beautiful harbour village with a rich history of Scottish Kings and Vikings. To the south is the picturesque village of Skipness and the nearby ferry to Arran. These two settlements offer a wealth of history, culture and, of course, seafood!
 
East Kintyre
Follow the road along the rugged east coast of Kintyre and enjoy
the small villages of Peninver, Carradale, Saddell and Grogport,
 and all the area has to offer in between, with spectacular views to 
Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Ayrshire coast beyond!

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Discover some special places of interest while staying in Campbeltown and Kintyre. Click on our map icons to discover where to see on your travels. If you see multiple icons clustered in one area, simply zoom in on the map to decluster the icons.

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Campbeltown & Kintyre on YouTube

Immerse yourself in all things Campbeltown & Kintyre watching our dedicated YouTube playlist for food and drink, activities and so much more!

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Getting here

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Planning your journey

The main way to travel to and from Kintyre is by car or by bus
via the A82 and then the A83 - with a short ferry trip to Gigha from Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula.

Or if you are travelling from Southern Scotland, why not sail from Ayrshire to Campbeltown using the CalMac ferry link?

This connects with the Glasgow train service. Or cross by ferry via Arran or Cowal to Kintyre – allowing you to explore much more of the west coast.

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