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Argyll and Bute
Strathclyde attractions & tourist information
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Tag: Trails & Routes
This scenic walking route runs through the dramatic mountain peaks and glens of the Arrochar Alps in the Strathclyde region. At around 11 miles the route offers an enjoyable walk on paths that vary between tarmac and muddy woodland on a circuit that’s mostly level with a few minor climbs. Along the way, walkers will see Beinn Narnain, A’Chrois, Ben Vorlich, Ben Vane and Ben Lomond as well as the pretty village of Arrochar and the tranquil waters of Loch Long.
Tag: Trails & Routes
The Arran Coastal Way is a circular cycling and walking route around the perimeter of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This easy-going trail rewards visitors with stunning views at every section of its 65-mile length and there are plenty of opportunities to deviate onto nearby attractions along the way.
Tag: Lochs & Rivers
With a surface area of 27.5 square miles, Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest body of freshwater. This immense loch is situated within the beautiful Trossachs National Park, surrounded by forests, quaint villages, and soaring mountain peaks. The loch is one of the most-visited natural attractions in Scotland due to its proximity to Glasgow. It is also a haven for thrill-seekers looking to take part in water sports as well as nature lovers who visit Loch Lomond to see golden eagles, red squirrels, otters and other iconic Scottish animals.
Tag: Mountains & Hills
A visit to Ben Cruachan (which isn’t actually a mountain – it’s a Munro) rewards walkers with some of the finest views in the Southern Highlands, especially if they make it to the very top of its summit and gaze down at the multitude of rocky satellites below it.
Inveraray Castle in Argyll is situated on the shore of Loch Fyne in western Scotland where it has been the home of the Dukes of Argyll since the 18th century. The castle is open to the public for self-guided tours and visitors are welcome to walk around the beautiful gardens during their visit. Discover this spectacular castle in this complete guide which includes an overview and helpful visiting advice.
Tag: Towns & Villages
Luss is an attractive conservation village situated on the shores of Loch Lomond in The Trossachs National Park. The village has a long history dating back to the early 6th century but it wasn’t until the 1980s that it became a tourist destination when the popular Scottish TV drama Take The High Road was filmed there. There are 24 listed buildings in the village, as well as boat cruises, a beach, and watersports hire.
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland which is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. It’s well-known for its ferry services to the Hebrides which has given the town the nickname ‘The gateway to the Isles’. Discover how to travel to and around Oban with this concise guide.
Visiting Scotland’s tourist attractions can be an expensive business, especially for those visitors travelling with a family. In this article you will discover a list of completely free-to-visit attractions in Argyll & Bute that are suitable for all ages, including historic buildings, walking routes, museums, and public parks.
Tag: Towns & Villages
Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran which is situated on the west coast of Scotland. The town lies halfway along the eastern side of the island where it overlooks Brodick Bay and Goatfell mountain. It is the arrival point for most visitors due to the ferry port but is popular in its own right thanks to its beaches, surrounding forests, castle and quality restaurants.
New Lanark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the banks of the Falls of Clyde in Lanarkshire. The now-restored 18th-century cotton mill was revolutionary at the time it was built due to its use of modern machinery and the social care given to the mill’s employees. Today, New Lanark World Heritage Site is a popular tourist attraction featuring guided tours of the mill buildings, a hotel, a restaurant, and shops.
Tag: Forests & Woodlands
The forests of Arran offer some of the best mountain biking routes of any of the west-coast islands and any cycle ride is almost guaranteed to include sightings of Arran’s famed red squirrels. The most popular wooded areas are; Brodick Castle, Dyemill, Glenrickard, King’s Cave, North Sannox and South End.
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