Attractions

Distillery in Campbeltown

Springbank

There were once no fewer than 32 distilleries around Campbeltown, but most closed in the 1920s. Today this is one of only three still in operation. It is also one of the few around that distills, matures and bottles…
Gardens in Gigha

Achamore Gardens

Subtropical plants thrive in Gigha's Achamore Gardens, the island's principal sight. Rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas take advantage of the microclimate and set the stage for an enjoyable stroll of an hour or so…
Lighthouse in Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre

A narrow winding road, 15 miles long, leads south from Campbeltown to the Mull of Kintyre, passing good sandy beaches near Southend. This remote headland was immortalised in the famous song by Paul McCartney and Win…
Castle in Skipness

Skipness Castle

Beyond Skipness village rise the substantial remains of 13th-century Skipness Castle, a former possession of the Lords of the Isles. It’s a striking building, composed of dark-green local stone trimmed with contrast…
Cave in Campbeltown

Davaar Cave

A very unusual sight awaits in this cave on the southern side of Davaar island, at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch. On the wall of the cave is an eerie painting of the Crucifixion by local artist Archibald MacKinnon, …
Distillery in Kintyre

Kintyre Gin

Set in a former piggery on the Torrisdale Castle estate, this new distillery on the eastern side of Kintyre has been turning heads in the spirit world, with its deliciously aromatic gin produced along sustainable li…
Museum in Campbeltown

Campbeltown Museum & Memorial Garden

This museum in the noble library building has a few interesting archaeological artefacts from various periods of history, and canvases by William McTaggart among others. The Memorial Garden in the inner courtyard co…
Museum in Campbeltown

Campbeltown Heritage Centre

Situated in a former church, this heritage centre explores local social history through photographs, documents and artefacts covering whisky, mining and the fishing industries.
Ruins in Tarbert

Tarbert Castle

The picturesque harbour is overlooked by the crumbling, ivy-covered ruins of Tarbert Castle, rebuilt by Robert the Bruce in the 14th century. You can hike up via a signposted footpath beside Loch Fyne Gallery.