Campbeltown and Kintyre

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Campbeltown, situated on the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre, is 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.

To truly discover all that Kintyre & Gigha has to offer, check out the new Kintyre 66 route.

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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Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd

Spend an afternoon at gin school! You’ll learn so much about gin production and our own methods here at Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, before tasting and blendin...

Lephincorrach Farm
Torrisdale
Carradale
Campbeltown
Argyll PA28 6QT

Tel: 01583 431528

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Glen Scotia Distillery

Glen Scotia was formerly known as 'Scotia' when it was first founded in 1832. The “Wee Toon” was known as the Victorian Whisky Capital of the World. At its p...

12 High Street
Campbeltown
Argyll & Bute
PA28 6DS

Tel: +44 (0) 1586 552 288

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Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd

Spend an afternoon at gin school! You’ll learn so much about gin production and our own methods here at Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, before tasting and blendin...

Lephincorrach Farm
Torrisdale
Carradale
Campbeltown
Argyll PA28 6QT

Tel: 01583 431528

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Scotland's Adventure Coast

Unhurried, unspoiled and unforgettable. Explore Campbeltown and Kintyre to experience a place like no other.

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.

This beautiful peninsula retains natural beauty, and is packed with great things to see and do, from whisky distilleries to world-class golf courses at Machrihanish.

Walk the Kintyre Way or the new 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.

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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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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The Kintyre 66

This exciting new route will help you discover one of Scotland’s most scenic regions.

Follow a 66 mile loop around Kintyre with 6 spurs allowing you to venture even further.

Take the Atlantic road south with stunning views to Islay and Jura, and then up the edge of the Kilbrannan Sound overlooking Arran, or why not travel in the other direction, taking time to enjoy all the area has to offer— the choice is yours!

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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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