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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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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The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse
Machrihanish
Argyll
PA28 6PT

Tel: 01586 810000

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Black Sheep Pub

The Royal Hotel
Main St
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6AG

Tel: 0800 151 3701

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The Glen Bar and Restaurant

The Glen Bar and Restaurant
Carradale , Kintyre
PA28 6QG

Tel: 01583 431105

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Blackbird Tearoom

Blackbird Tearoom
Carradale
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6QG

Tel: 01583 427341

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Big Jessie's at Ferry Farm

Ferry Farm
Ferry Road
Tayinloan
By Tarbert
PA29 6XQ

Tel: 01583 441141

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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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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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Kilmartin Standing Stone (1)
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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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