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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.

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How to travel to and around Argyll & the Isles

Getting to


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.

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Getting around

Bus and coach

Why not venture around the island by bus or coach? West Coast Motors provides services across the region, including Campbeltown, Oban, Mull, and Isle of Bute. West Coast Tours also offers day trips on some of the islands.



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A tip from your local expert

Isle of Bute Discovery Centre

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. 


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