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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Argyll and Bute

Blessed with some of Scotland's finest scenery, the region of Argyll and Bute covers a vast area including dramatic mountains, long-forgotten castles, prehistoric ruins and a chain of islands that form the Inner Hebrides. Places to Visit in Argyll and Bute Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles and Iona Restaurant are listed below.
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Former seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum is a Visit Scotland 5 Star visitor attraction, with plenty to offer all ages. There are colourful gardens, an atmospheric castle ruin, family activities and an award-winning museum telling the story of Clan Donald and the Highlands & Islands. Located a few minutes from the Armadale ferry, in beautiful south Skye.
in Highland
Regarded as one of the top restaurants on The Isle of Skye and The Highlands of Scotland, The Iona Restaurant is an elegant and welcoming restaurant with a uniq
in Highland
Duisdale House Hotel's restaurant has bold interior design features which complement the grand exterior. There are two stylish eating zones to choose from both
in Highland
Ben Nevis Distillery was established in 1825 and it opened a visitor centre in 1991. The visitor centre also has a café, shop and of course, it provides guided tours.
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in Highland
Experience the Beauty of Scotland at the Balmacara Estate Balmacara Estate offers a diverse mix of beautiful landscapes, coastline and stunning views across to the mountains of Skye. Enjoy a stroll through the mature woodland with its 20th century underplanting, gardens and terraces combined with the natural features of the rugged coastline. Paths wind gently amongst rhododendrons and later ferns, fuchsias, bamboos and hydrangeas. There are also interesting introductions from Australia...
in Highland
An iconic, white washed, Skye mansion set on the shoreline surrounded by a 9 hole golf course and a fast flowing Salmon river.
in Highland
Attadale Gardens are set in 20 acres, with an inspirational water garden stretching the length of the drive, and colourful planting reflected in the black water. There is an impressive sculpture collection, and a large rhododendron collection, many over 100 years old. Other features include a Japanese garden, a fern garden with tender ferns in a geodesic dome, and an interesting DIY tearoom, with delicious home-baking and interesting historic photographs.
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in Highland
Explore a Stunning Scottish Garden This world-famous historic garden is one of Scotland's most popular botanical attractions. The garden is nurtured by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift, and is set amidst some of the country´s finest scenery. Over time a kaleidoscope of exotic plants has been cultivated, giving colour and interest throughout the year - with Chinese rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalypts, Himalayan blue poppies, New Zealand daisy bushes, Chilean lantern-trees,...
in Glasgow City
Explore The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park takes spans 720 square miles and offers simply spectacular scenery in which you can do a variety of activities, from golfing and hiking to following the legend of Rob Roy. The area is to the north of Glasgow and is often known as the miniature Highlands -despite its huge size! The park, with its sparkling waters and heather-carpeted hills, sweeps from the rolling lowland landscapes of the s...
in Glasgow City
There's lime and vanilla mash, potato fondant and roast garlic crushed potatoes but not a chip in sight at this ironically named Glasgow stalwart. Eat upstairs, downstairs or in between on the mezannine level, but grab if you can a table in the gorgeous courtyard. A plethora of fine Scottish ingredients are used imaginatively in dishes such as Dumfriesshire rabbit, pear and pistachio nut sausage with basil cabbage or Perthshire wood pigeon wrapped in bacon served with a rich game sauce and pe...
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in Glasgow City
Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House, Glasgow Part of the University of Glasgow's old and distinguished Hunterian Museum, The Hunterian Art Galle
in Glasgow City
The Hunterian Museum Scotland's first public museum, which opened its doors in 1807, the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University is home to a cornucopia
in Glasgow City
Discover the Beauty of Pollok House Pollok House is set in the grounds of Pollok Park, home to the Maxwell family for over 600 years. The present house, (c.1750) replaced three earlier structures and was extended in 1890. The house contains an internationally important collection of paintings, which includes works by Blake, El Greco and Murillo. Also displays of silver, period ceramics and furnishings that were collected by Sir William Maxwell. It is the home to the world famous Burrel...
in Glasgow City
Find Inspiration at Greenbank Gardens Greenbank walled garden has 30 different areas to see, demonstrating different techniques and colour combinations for the amateur gardener. Plants are well labelled and are in good condition. A former hard tennis court has been used to display ideas for disabled or infirm gardeners including raised beds and a water feature at waist height. There is also wheelchair access to the glasshouse and potting shed. Spring bulbs and shrubs fill the woodlan...
in Ayrshire
Explore a Beautiful Scottish Garden The restoration of this garden at Brodick Castle began in the early 1900s and included planting of unusual species collected by great plant hunters like George Forrest. They include plants from China, Burma, the Himalayas and America. The bog garden has a fine display of primulas together with the formal walled garden with its herbaceous borders, annuals and roses. The gardens are well worth a visit at any time of year, though especially in spring whe...
in Ayrshire
The Perfect Family Day out at Bodrick Castle, Garden and Grounds A classic Victorian Scottish baronial style estate, the castle sits grandly overlooking Brodick Bay and the Firth of Clyde with Goatfell Mountain as backdrop. The grounds alone merit a visit, with woodland trails, wildlife ponds and lovely waterfalls punctuating your day out. Inside the castle are treasures galore – period furniture, silverware, sporting trophies, porcelain and paintings set the scene. There are special ...
in Ayrshire
Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club is a 12 hole links course, which sits next to Blackwaterfoot beach, on the Isle of Arran. The club also offers tennis courts and a bowling green.
in Ayrshire
If you enjoy the challenge of links golf, Western Gailes will test your skills to their limit. A magnificent seaside links with glorious turf and wonderful greens. It's a course that should be on every golfer's must play list. The club dates its history back to 1897 and offers a blend of the traditional and modern.
in Ayrshire
Home to both the Scottish Grand National Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Ayr racecourse is Scotland's only grade 1 racetrack. There's a busy schedule of fixtures throughout the year, with many events featuring live entertainment.
in Ayrshire
Visit the Stunning Culzean Castle and Country Park Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. This 242-hectare estate is a wonderland of lush woodland, rugged coastline and landscaped gardens, at the heart of which is an 18th century Scottish castle stuffed with treasures from around the world. Take time to admire the Fountain Court with its orangery and ter...
in Ayrshire
Discover the History of Culzean Castle and Country Park Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. This 242-hectare estate is a wonderland of lush woodland, rugged coastline and landscaped gardens, at the heart of which is an 18th century Scottish castle stuffed with treasures from around the world. Antique furniture and furnishings, porcelains, fine art and...
in Argyll & Bute
Once a stronghold for English troops during the Jacobite rebellion, this stone built country house hotel has an enviable position on the banks of Lock Sunart. Chef Gary Phillips has the local area of Ardnamurchan as his unsurpassable natural larder. Luxurious and delicious dishes in the smartly traditional dining room with its crisp linens and polished silver might include butternut squash and Tiree brown crab risotto with seared scallop and pancetta crisp or loin of Ardnamurchan venison wit...
in Argyll & Bute
With roaring fires in the lounges and and views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains behind in the restaurant you will not forget you are in remote, rural S
in Argyll & Bute
Explore the stunning Arduaine Garden Breathe in the fresh air and take a scenic stroll through Arduaine Garden, a wonderful garden tucked in the west coast of Scotland that benefits from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream (unleashing some incredible colours).The garden is home to an impressive collection of rhododendron which is truly breathtaking. Take in the colours all year round and admire the stunning azaleas, magnolias, Tibetan poppies, giant Himalayan lilies and Chatham Islan...
in Argyll & Bute
Described by Allan Brown in the Sunday Times as a “charming, Tolkien-type place”, The Crinan hotel is a family-run business that lies where the Crinan Canal con
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in Argyll & Bute
Discover the Stunning Crarae Garden Crarae Gardens stands amongst the exotic trees and shrubs, listening to the tumbling waterfalls of the burn, one could almost imagine one is in the Himalayas, rather than Argyll. The informal hillside layout of mature woody plants radiating out from the burn creates a wonderfully natural effect. The garden was created in 1912 and includes a National Collection of Nothofagus, or southern beech, as well as superb examples of acer, sorbus, eucryphia and...
in Argyll & Bute
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Free audio guides in 6 languages.
in Argyll & Bute
Explore the Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll, Scotland Benmore Botanic Garden is in the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley, a garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Boasting a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs, its 150 acres feature some of the tallest trees in Britain, including a spectacular Avenue of Giant Redwoods - these majestic giants soar over 40 metres high! With its ideal growing conditions, it is a...
in Argyll & Bute
Commissioned by Walter Blackie, a Glasgow book publisher, The Hill House is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic accomplishments. Almost everything at The Hill House, from the building itself, down to the textiles, furniture and fittings, was created either by Mackintosh himself, or by his wife, the artist, Margaret Macdonald.
in Argyll & Bute
A menu created by one of Scotland's best chefs, an ultra-stylish 1920's inspired dining room and one of the best locations in the country; what's not to love? Chef Martin Wishart has installed a team of his top people to re-create the style of food that has won him numerous accolades at his eponymous Edinburgh restaurant. The dishes here are all about luxurious ingredients imaginatively prepared such as langoustine ravioli, braised endive with orange, langoustine and olive oil jus or roast fi...
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Discover an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the depths of the world's oceans in 7 themed zones. Journey through the Tropical Ocean Tunnel, where you can come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and get up close to over 1,500 creatures.
in Argyll & Bute
Shieldaig Lodge is a luxury Victorian Highland retreat set in a 26,000 acre estate amongst the stunning scenery of the West Highlands nestled next to the stunning Loch Gairloch. Situated a short distance from the Highland village of Gairloch, Shieldaig Lodge retains the warm and welcoming atmosphere of its original 19th century origins. Our restaurant offers stunning panoramic waterside views, roaring log fires, snug lounges and a hand-picked whisky and gin bar. Using fresh, locally sour...
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