Argyll is a beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland with an ancient story to tell reaching back into prehistory.
Nearby towns and villages offer many visitor attractions and shops, cafes, local activity, fishing quays and yachting centres:
- Ardfern, on the other side of the Craignish peninsular has long had a reputation as the ‘left bank of Argyll’ and is home to an eclectic mix of engaging locals, ‘white settlers’ and ageing hippies!
Walking, wildlife and wonderful views are here in abundance…
- Views, even the bedroom window of the cottages
- The islands of Jura, Scarba, Shuna, Seil, Luing and Mull
- Easdale, with its famous ‘bridge over the Atlantic’
- Corryvreckan, Europe’s largest whirlpool.
Wanderlust magazine said of the area, “This might be one of the most sparsely populated corners of Britain, but there is plenty to keep visitors enthralled. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow trails through glens and up hillsides, on foot or on horseback. And for rainy days, or more leisurely paced visitors, there are castles and ancient sites to explore.”
Exploring the History, Landscape and Environment
Argyll is the ancient homeland of the original ‘Scots’ who came over from Northern Ireland to claim the kingdom of Dalriada. It has a unique place in Scottish history and there are many sites of historical and archaeological interest in the area, including pre-historic stone circles of awesome mystery.