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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Argyll Chefs Table

At Argyll Chefs Table, our team is dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience, driven by our unwavering passion for culinary excellence. Led by...

Argyll & Bute

Tel: 07542127635

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Skipness Smokehouse

Skipness Smokehouse offer hand crafted, luxury Cold and Hot Smoked Salmon, Loch Fyne Kippers, Smoked Mackerel, seasonal delicacies such as Smoked Duck and Ve...

Skipness Smokehouse
Skipness
Tarbert
Argyll
PA29 6XT

Tel: 01880 760378

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Glenbarr Stores - The Cafe

Discover Scotland's freshest flavours at the Cafe at Glenbarr, where you can indulge in delicious homemade dishes and baked goods amidst the enchanting setti...

Glenbarr
Tarbert
Argyll
PA29 6UT

Tel: 01583 421200

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Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Cafe

Immerse yourself in the Kintyre Gin experience! Our tour lasts around an hour and you’ll learn all about the story of Kintyre Gin and the origins of the dist...

Lephincorrach Farm
Carradale
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6QT

Tel: 01583 431 528

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Kintyre Smokehouse

The Kintyre Smokehouse Ltd
The Old Smokehouse , The Roading, Campbeltown
PA28 6LU

Tel: 01586 553 580

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The Burnside Bar

The Burnside Bar
1 Burnside St
Campbeltown
PA28 6JE

Tel: 01586 552306

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Skipness Seafood Cabin

Skipness Seafood Cabin
Skipness
by Tarbert
PA29 6XU

Tel: 01881 760 207

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Black Sheep Pub

The Royal Hotel
Main St
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6AG

Tel: 0800 151 3701

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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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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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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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