Argyle and Bute is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with mountains, sea lochs, 23 inhabited islands, six main towns and more than 3,000 miles of coastline to explore.
Home of the Islay Malt Whiskies, there is many a distillery to tour. There are twenty different distilleries in the area, producing not just whisky, but gins, vodkas and other spirits too.
Portavadie & Loch Fine
Portavadie Marina is ideally located at the entrance to Loch Fyne giving access to some of the best sailing waters in the world. It is one of two marina’s in Scotland with the Five Gold Anchors Award. It also has an activity centre where you can book kayaking, golfing, diving, fishing and cycling to name just a few activities on offer.
Surrounded by lochs and hills, Portavadie Spa & Leisure is a peaceful oasis and the perfect place for a pamper session. With an outdoor infinity pool, indoor pool, children’s splash pool, spa pools, sauna and a fully equipped gym, you can rejuvenate with friends and family in a stunning coastal setting.
Visit this famous and mesmerising loch that lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. There are loads of ways to explore the loch, from ferry rides to the various islands, a round of golf or by foot on the various hiking trails. Or you can hire your own boat!
The Tighnabruaich Gallery in Argyle has a wonderful range of exhibitions and artwork to marvel at and perhaps you’ll find a beautiful souvenir to take home.
The Oystercatcher Otter Ferry
Part of the wonderful ‘Scotland’s Secret Coast’, located along a woodland and moor filled 10-mile single-track road, you look upon the beautiful and unspoilt views of Loch Fyne. On the left, you’ll see the yellow door and whitewashed walls of of the pub, sitting on the bank of the loch.
The pub has a lovely garden that overlooks Loch Fyne. During the summer months, you will see boats mooring on the loch, and if you’re lucky you might even spot a seal or two. In the colder months, there’s a cosy bar with a log burner by which to enjoy dinner or a glass of wine.