Argyll & The Isles
Combining stunning scenery and island paradises, Argyll & The Isles is ideal for an awe-inspiring getaway. Located on the west coast of Scotland, the region is home to 23 inhabited islands, each offering tranquil beaches and is one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer, otters and more. Discover holiday ideas in Argyll, including accommodation, things to do, and travel.
Map of Argyll & The Isles
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How to travel to and around Argyll & the Isles
Catch the train from Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street to start your adventure in Argyll & The Isles. If you want to explore more of Scotland’s islands, you can book a Rail and Sail ticket.
For keen outdoor enthusiasts, hop on the ScotRail Highland Explorer with your bike and backpack. The carriages on the Glasgow Queen Street to Oban line are designated for carrying bikes and large sporting equipment, perfect for a Rail & Trail adventure across Argyll & The Isles.
You can also catch the ferry from the following ports:
- Gourock (near Glasgow) - Dunoon
- Wemyss Bay (near Glasgow) - Isle of Bute
- Isle of Arran - Claonaig
Glasgow Airport is the closest airport for this region. You can fly from there to Campbeltown, Tiree and Islay.
Bus and coach
Explore Scotland’s Adventure Coast with its variety of walking trails ranging from easy family strolls to wild hikes up rugged mountain summits.
Get on your bike and pedal to your heart’s content with the region’s cycling routes.
A tip from your local expert
The Isle of Bute Discovery Centre is the central hub for all your needs! With a cheery team to help you plan your visit to the island, some great retail and a cinema showing all the latest releases.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Rothesay