Argyll & The Isles

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Castle Stalker in Loch Laich

Argyll is where it all began. This is the cradle of the royal seat of Dál Riata. Here, on the rugged western edge of the Highlands, Scotland was born. The region is home to 23 inhabited islands with tranquil beaches and specific island cultures. The mainland mountain ranges will inspire a sense of awe and the Nature Reserves are the best places to see wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer, otters, seals, puffins and more.

White sandy beaches, romantic castles, delicious whiskies and many more fascinating experiences await you across the region. For a fascinating time in the Highlands: Go Argyll!

Site rating:

Although the featured attractions, sites and landmarks are always chosen by me, I have made a serious effort to differentiate 4 levels:

  • (***) This is, for whatever reason, a very personal favourite! Will definitely be on my itinerary! Could possibly be disappointing for someone else though.
  • (**)   A major must-see tourist attraction that you can find in many a brochure.
  • (*)     Worth seeing and possibly interesting if you happen to be in the vicinity.
  • (-)     A hefty dollop of imagination is a must, but it might be interesting if you know the background.

My very personal selection:

Location: Auchindrain / Plus code: 5RHF+QC Inveraray

Location: Bridgend / Plus code: 3GPC+CJ Lochgilphead

Location: Staffa Island / Plus code: CMJ5+GC Gometra House, Isle of Mull

Location: Baile Mor / Plus code: 8JP5+29 Isle of Iona

Location: Dalmally / Plus code: CX3F+F4 Dalmally

Location: Bragleenbeg / Plus code: 8J4X+F7R Taynuilt

Location: Baile Mor / Plus code: 8JM4+QV Isle of Iona

Location: Dalmally / Plus code: 9WWW+49 Dalmally

Location: Tayvallich / Plus code: 2927+R6 Lochgilphead

And than there are.......

Location: Bonawe / Plus code: FP74+22 Taynuilt

Location: Millhouse / Plus code: VPM8+H5 Tighnabruaich

Location: Ledaig / Plus code: GH6X+68 Oban

Location: Kilmartin / Plus code: 5G29+FQ Lochgilphead

Location: Lochgoilhead / Plus code: 435V+HQG Cairndow

Location: Portnacroish / Plus code: HJC7+JH Appin

Location: Dunrostan / Plus code: W8XM+6XF Lochgilphead

Location: Torran / Plus code: 5HQM+64C Lochgilphead

Location: Oban / Plus code: CGG8+MX Oban

Location: Lagavulin / Plus code: JVMG+8RC Isle of Islay

Location: Ford / Plus code: 5JP6+4R6 Lochgilphead

Location: Ardchonnell / Plus code: 7P4J+JVC Dalmally

Location: Inveraray / Plus code: 6WPG+XH9 Inveraray

Location: Inverarary / Plus code: 6WHH+W3 Inveraray

Location: Kilmartin / Plus code: 4GM7+98 Lochgilphead

Location: Barnacarry / Plus code: 4Q5R+96 Barnacarry, Cairndow

Location: Bridge of Awe / Plus code: 9VWG+GQG Dalmally

Location: Skipness / Plus code: QM97+6H9 Tarbert

Location: Toward / Plus code: VX8R+QJV Dunoon