Immerse yourself in the Heart of Argyll

Stretching from the fantastic fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne in the south to Loch Craignish in the north, over to Knapdale and Crinan in the west, across to Inveraray and Loch Awe in the east, we find ourselfs in the heart of Argyll. Which is home to some of the most stunning scenery, gardens, lochs and enriched grounds packed full of history.

Historic Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes, dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Which has over 800 ancient monuments, 150 of which are prehistoric and lie within 6-miles of Kilmartin village. Kilmartin Museum offers guided walks through the glen, offering a fantastic and in-depth understanding of the prehistoric landscapes, perfect for those who want to delve deeper into Scotland's history.

The wild and remote western coastline of Knapdale offers empty beaches and provides a tranquil escape to capture some wonderful wildlife. Visit the national nature reserves within the Heart of Argyll, each offering unique experiences plus some easy walking and fantastic picnic spots for all the family to enjoy. 

Knapdale Forest spreads from coast to coast and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into protected areas, lochs and wetlands in Scotland. Every year nearly 2,000 boats make the journey along the nine miles of ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ – the Crinan Canal. Its towpath makes for a wonderful walk or cycle. Beautiful Inveraray is a traditional county town of Argyll and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll.

The new town was founded in 1745 on the site of an old fishing village where Loch Fyne meets Loch Shira. It is of course home to Inveraray Castle and Castle Sween, the oldest castle on the Scottish mainland and Inveraray Jail, which makes for a fun-packed family day out, be sure to take to the waters, to see Corryvreckan whirlpool, the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world and to travel up to Loch Awe, Scotland's longest fresh-water loch!



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Planning your journey

Car & Bus

Travel to Inveraray and onwards to Kilmartin and Knapdale by car or bus via the A82 and then the A83. Alternatively, travel via the A85 and then south after Dalmally to Inveraray, or go as far as Oban and then follow the A816 southwards to Kilmartin. 

Check out West Coast Motors for more details.


Catch the ferry connection from Arran or Cowal to Kintyre and northwards to the Heart of Argyll with Calmac Ferries.