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WELCOME TO GNWS TRAVEL GUIDE FOR SCOTLAND
DISCOVER ARGYLL & THE ISLES
Argyll and the Isles is a magnificent coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, lush woodlands and glens just waiting to be explored. With 23 inhabited islands each area has a distinctive character and offers a unique experience. Get away from it all on the beautiful islands of Mull, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Islay, Jura, Gigha and Colonsay. Explore Scotland’s history in Lorn and Kintyre, travel through Cowal’s rich landscape of contrasts.
Explore beautiful white sandy beaches and enjoy great attractions, events and world famous distilleries. Sample a "wee dram" and try whiskies from Islay and Campbelltown. Try world-class watersports on the Isle of Tiree.
This enchanting region of many contrasts, Oban, Argyll and The Isles is an excellent destination to savour culinary Scottish delights such as fresh Loch Fyne Oysters and Smoked Salmon which are the favourite delicacies of the area. The town of Oban with its imposing McCaig’s Tower is the principal focal point of Argyll and The Isles having regular ferry services to The Isle of Mull, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay. Oban is Scotland's Seafood Capital and you can find many award winning restaurants as well as eateries along the pier serving local fish and seafood.
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Mull, the largest of The Inner Hebridean Islands is a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers where you can marvel at the sights of bottle-nosed dolphins, grey and common seals and even killer whales if you are lucky. Mull is popular with it's ancient castles, beautiful sands and an intriguing cultural life. It also has Tobermory, perhaps the most picturesque fishing port on the west coast of Scotland, where brightly painted houses envelop a sheltered bay. Visit Duart Castle, the 13-century fortress situated on a rocky outcrop. Another must see island is the Isle of Staffa that lies five miles southwest of Mull. Inspired by Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, it is incredibly romantic and breathtaking. Embark on a trip to Iona where Celtic Christianity was founded. Whether you have a penchant for fine cuisine, outdoor activities or ancient sites, Argyll and The Isles, offers a multitude of activities, world-class accommodation and places of interest for the discerning visitor.
Glasgow Airport is the closest airport for Argyll and the Isles. You can fly from there to Campbeltown, Tiree and Islay or head into Glasgow city centre (about 20 minutes away) and travel to the region by bus or train. Glasgow is also a good location to hire a car.