Argyll & The Isles

Argyll & The Isles

Where is it: 

Located on the west coast of Scotland, and including 23 inhabited islands off the coast. 

Why visit: 

There are so many amazing experiences to have, from exploring the stunning scenery to spotting wildlife, going on walks and doing watersports, to discovering the unique cultures and history of the different isles. 

Top things for families: 

Lots of opportunities to spot wildlife, which is great for kids, as well as explore castles, or take a ferry and have an island adventure. 

Major cities/towns:

Oban: A popular coastal town with a bustling seafront, fresh seafood, and a hub for ferries to the isles. 

Tarbert: A small village located on the Kintyre peninsula along the bank of Loch Fyne. Home to Tarbert Castle, art galleries, and lots of family-friendly places to eat, including some excellent icecream! 

Inner Hebrides: There are so many islands in the Inner Hebrides that are worth visiting, all for their own unique reasons. Ferries can be taken from Oban or you can choose to travel between the islands themselves. Here are a few of the most well-known and visited: 

Islay: Known for its peaty, single malt whisky, Islay is also a popular spot for birdwatching, hill-walking, cycling, and the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, held in May.

Mull: The second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides and easily reached by three different ferry services. Known for its abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches. The perfect place to explore with little ones! 

Skye: Skye is also part of the Inner Hebrides but is located further north, so we have included it as part of the Highlands region.