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Top Choice Seafood in Tarbert

Starfish

This attractive, very welcoming restaurant does simple, stylish seafood of brilliant quality. A great variety of specials – anything from classic French fish dishes to Thai curries – are prepared with whatever's fre…
Top Choice Seafood in Gigha

The Boathouse

This picturesque stone cottage is right by the water near the ferry slip. It's the place to go for fresh seafood: local lobster, delicious oysters and sustainable, organic Gigha-farmed halibut are the highlights. Si…
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…
Cafe in Skipness

Skipness Seafood Cabin

Attached to Skipness House, near the castle, this place has a great summer scene on a fine day, serving no-frills but delicious local fish and shellfish dishes at outdoor picnic tables that have grand views over the…
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…
Scottish in Campbeltown

Harbourview Grille & Black Sheep Pub

Part of the Royal Hotel, elegant Harbourview Grille offers the best eating in town. The menu is a mixed bag, with standard pub fare complemented by some fresh seafood and tasty grilled steaks. The attached pub, the …
Cafe in Tarbert

Ca' Dora

A welcome spot among the somewhat tired line of pubs around this part of Tarbert's waterfront, this cheerful, locally popular cafe has bright and breezy staff and walls attractively adorned with nautical charts. As …
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, …