Immerse yourself in Kintyre and Gigha

Kintyre is a long finger of land that stretches south towards Ireland. This beautiful peninsula is packed with great things to see and do, from whisky distilleries to world-class golf courses. Walk the Kintyre Way, visit ruined castles, catch some waves on the surfing beach of Westport and feast on 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. It’s the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, famed for its white sandy bays. It also offers walking, cycling and golf

To truly discover all that Kintyre & Gigha has to offer, check out the new Kintyre 66 route. The perfect way to explore on bike, on foot or by car, at your own leisurely pace.

        

Inspiration

Driving The K66

Kintyre 66 Tour with Robin McKelvie

If you’ve ever dreamt of driving America’s Route 66 did you know that Scotland now has its very own 66-themed road trip? And the good news is that the new Kintyre 66 also boasts big skies, a musical soundtrack (provided by Paul McCartney; Andy Stewart if you prefer) and a States-size chance to cut loose and enjoy yourself. The K66 also weaves in whisky (gin too), sparkling islands, swathes of intoxicating history, a Gormley statue and lashings of world class local produce. Beat that Route 66!

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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.