Argyll and Bute is in West Scotland. This area is made up of Argyll, the Isles, Stirling, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond and it's just perfect if you love fresh air and the great outdoors!

The area offers visitors amazing clean beaches, forests, gardens, islands and wildlife interspersed with activities such as golf, sailing, hiking, camping, exploring villages and towns, water sports, diverse marine, wild and bird life of which several species are endangered and therefore rare.

The islands lend a romantic air to the area tinged with mystique. There's so much to enjoy here from the freshly caught fish and seafood to the prime distilled whisky, top class hotels and golf courses, over a hundred species of birds and rare, spectacular orchids. There is something here for all the family to enjoy and the historic sites range from castles to houses where the clan heritage will entertain and intrigue.

Shopping is great too! There are many designer outlets, boutiques and mainstream centres to enjoy along with spas, arts and crafts, gyms, cinemas and live music events.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches in Argyll and Bute, or have a look at our list of Argyll and Bute dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

    Easdale Folk Museum

    Saddell Bay Beach

    Dunoon West Bay Beach

    Kames Bay Beach

    Castle Stalker

    Bellochantuy Bay Beach

    Claonaig Beach

    Rothesay Castle

    Inveraray Castle

    Carskey Bay Beach

    Kilchattan Bay Beach

    Oban lifeboat station

Some more locations in Argyll and Bute