Argyll is situated on the Western coast of Scotland and has a variety of attractions to appeal to every taste. Because the region is costal is also includes several islands and waterways which mean that ferries and water activities are commonplace. Argyll can be split up into several areas - each with its own unique appeal.
Right at the top of the region you'll find North Argyll and Oban. Oban is also called 'the Gateway to the Isles' as it is from here that many of the ferries depart. Besides the harbour and Sea Life Center, there are stacks of castles in the area that are well worth seeing.
Mull is the largest island in Argyll and it can be reached by ferry from
Oban. It provides ample opportunity for bird, whale and dolphin watching as
well as scuba diving and walking. Sea based activities include sailing,
fishing and angling. The neighboring isle of Iona has an interesting history.
Mid-Argyll also has much to offer – from a wildlife park to many historical
buildings, castles and walks. Here you will find remnants dating back to the
Bronze Age at the rock of Dunadd – a prehistoric site which is considered
to be the birthplace of Scotland.
If you like the idea of surfing, windsurfing and golfing – Kintyre is the place
to go. Besides these activities you can also visit the Campbeltown Heritage
Center, see the 13th Century Castle of Robert the Bruce, or take a ferry to
the Isle of Islay. Islay has a well earned reputation for high quality whisky and you can
take a tasting tour while you visit. You could also cross over to nearby
Jura Island or ‘Deer Island’ where you can see plenty of animals and birds
as well as a whirlpool.
If you head South in Argyll you’ll eventually end up at Cowal. This is a
beautiful area with rivers, castles and a rich history. It also boasts fine
castles and is well worth a visit.