88 attractions you should visit in Argyll and Bute Council - With photos & details

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Top 88 attractions to explore in Argyll and Bute Council

Argyll and Bute is one of 32 unitary authority council areas in Scotland and a lieutenancy area.  It has miles of coastline with truly stunning views and is known as Scotland’s Adventure Coast with all its experiences available for the visitor. The islands are a great attraction for visitors each with something different to offer, sandy beaches, stunning scenery, remoteness, wildlife, seabirds and island hospitality.

Achamore GardensHigh Row, Isle of Gigha PA41 7AD, UK
Botanical Gardens

A beatuiful botanical garden set on the Scottish Island of Gigha with its white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery. This 54-acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world and It specialises in tender rhododendrons. The gardens include specimens of southern rātā from New Zealand, Montezuma pine from Central America, Puya alpestris from the Andes, and Wollemia nobilis from Australia.

Ardbeg Distillery LtdPort Ellen, Islay PA42 7EA, UK
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Ardbeg is one of the most famous distilleries on the Isle of Islay.  The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky. The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen. Compared to other Islay Malts Ardbeg doesn’t focus on the sea and salt tastes. They rather focus on aromas of spices, malt or sweet tones like vanilla and chocolate.

Ardkinglas Woodland GardenArdkinglas Estate Office The Square, Cairndow PA26 8BN, UK
Botanical Gardens

A beautiful botanical garden which covers 25 acres of hillside, amongst one of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, around the head of Loch Fyne. There are exceptional collection of Rhododendrons, some of the largest conifers in Britain and many other interesting trees and shrubs.

Arduaine GardenArgyll, Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XQ, UK
Botanical Gardens

Arduaine Garden is a place of peace on a wild shore, which has a twenty acre coastal garden situated on the southern slope of a promontory beside the Sound of Jura.  Arduaine is well-known in rhododendron circles for its wonderful collection of species and hybrids. The garden nurtures plants from across the globe – from East Asia to South America.

Aros ParkA848, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6AD, UK
Parks

Aros Park is a park and an area of woodland managed by the Forestry Commission on the outskirts of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and has an elevation of 105 feet.  . Trails wander through attractive woodland, lush with ferns and waterfalls. A look-out at Alainn View that will lift you high into the tree tops.

Beinn a' ChleibhBeinn a' Chleibh, Inveraray FK20 8SB, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn a' Chleibh is a Scottish mountain. It is linked to Ben Lui by a short ridge.  It is regarded as one of the grandest and most elegant mountains in the Southern Highlands, with a magnificent appearance when seen up the Cononish Glen from Dalrigh.

Beinn AchaladairBeinn Achaladair, Aberfeldy PA36 4AG, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Achaladair is a Scottish mountain situated six kilometres north east of the hamlet of Bridge of Orchy. The mountain stands on the border of the Perth and Kinross and Argyll and Bute council areas.It has a curved summit ridge almost two kilometres in length which runs north to south, the highest point stands at its northern end and overlooks Rannoch Moor.

Beinn an DothaidhBeinn an Dothaidh, Bridge of Orchy PA36 4AG, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn an Dòthaidh, is a mountain in the Bridge of Orchy hills of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is located beside the more popular Beinn Dòrain. In a good winter, Coire Daingean on Beinn an Dòthaidh becomes a winter climbing venue, offering routes from Scottish grade III through grade V.

Beinn an LochainBeinn an Lochain, Cairndow G83 7AS, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn an Lochain is a mountain in the Arrochar Alps, southern Scotland. It remains a popular mountain, and is often quoted as an example of an interesting mountain below 3000 feet to show that there is more to mountaineering in Scotland than just Munro-bagging.

Beinn BhuidheBeinn Bhuidhe, Inveraray PA26 8BJ, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Bhuidhe is a 948 metres Munro that lies separately from the main body of the Arrochar Alps. It is a large mountain with three ridges like the prongs of a trident pointing SW. The longest ridge is the more southern of the three to Clachan Hill, the shortest the more northern to Beinn an t-Sidhein. It was an iconic attraction which has atrekking route and also there are so many adventure options too.

Beinn DorainBeinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy PA36 4AF, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Dorain is a mountain in the Bridge of Orchy hills of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The mountain is easily accessible from the Bridge of Orchy railway station, from where a path leads up to the bealach separating Beinn Dorain from Beinn an Dothaidh. It was one of the beautiful trekking destination and also It offers nice views too.

Beinn ImeBeinn Ime, Cairndow G83 7AS, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Ìme is the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps, in the Southern Highlands of Scotland.  Beinn Ìme separates the Dunbartonshire landscape of Loch Lomond in the East and the Argyll Highlands of Loch Fyne and Loch Goil anywhere north, west, south west.  One of the iconic Location with greenery and also there are so many options for adventures too.

Beinn nan AighenanBeinn nan Aighenan, Taynuilt PA35 1JU, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn nan Aighenan is a remote mountain near the head of Glen Kinglass.  It is an isolated mountain, the most popular routes to its summit are from either Glen Kinglass or a climb above the ridge from Glen Etive. It also offers beautiful views form here.

Beinn NarnainBeinn Narnain, Arrochar G83 7AR, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Narnain is a mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, near Arrochar. It forms part of a group of hills known as the Arrochar Alps, and is a Munro. The name Beinn Narnain means "hill of notches", and describes the mountain's notched profile. The direct ascent route from Succoth leads to the SE ridge and this route takes you over and through rocky outcrops to the flat stony summit.

Beinn SgulairdBeinn Sgulaird, Appin PA38 4BJ, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Beinn Sgulaird is a Scottish mountain located between Glen Creran and Glen Etive in the southern highlands. It has a height of 937 m and is classed as a Munro. The mountain takes the form of a long ridge which runs from southwest to northeast, three kilometres of which lie above 800 m. Hillwalkers commonly traverse the ridge from north to south, as this gives the best views of the Hebrides to the west, in particular the Isle of Mull.

Ben VaneBen Vane, Cairndow G83 7BF, UK
Mountain Peaks

Ben Vane is a  "L" shaped Scottish mountain situated in the southern Highlands. The underlying geology almost entirely comprises the Beinn Bheula Schist Formation - psammite and pelite with a Siluro-Devonian dyke prominent round the northern and eastern face.  A good trekiing destination also it offers som any beautyfl views form the all sides of the top.

Ben VorlichBen Vorlich, Arrochar G83 7DT, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Ben Vorlich is a Scottish mountain situated between the northernmost section of Loch Lomond and Loch Sloy. It is one of the Arrochar Alps, though it lies separate from the other peaks in the range, as indicated by the large topographic prominence. It is the highest point of the historic county of Dunbartonshire. A good trekking destination and also it offers good views too.

Benmore Botanic Garden4 Uig, Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, UK
Botanical Gardens

Benmore Botanic Garden boasts a world-famous collection of flowering trees and shrubs including over 300 species of rhododendron and over one third of the world’s hardy conifer species plus fine collections from North and South America, the Orient and the Himalaya. The garden is located within the Argyll Forest Park, which is itself within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Bowmore DistillerySchool St, Bowmore, Isle of Islay PA43 7JS, UK
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Bowmore is a distillery that produces Scotch whisky on the Isle of Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides. Bowmore produces about 2 million litres of alcohol per year. They produce on two wash stills and two spirit stills and get their water from the river Laggan.   Morrison Bowmore also own the Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch distilleries and produce the McClelland's Single Malt range of bottlings.

Bute Museum7 Stuart St, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0EP, UK
Museums

A wonderful small museum in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.  It has a lot of interesting exhibits, covering local wildlife, architecture and social history, documents etc. Bute Museum's collections are mainly concerned with recording and preserving the Island's past and showing examples of the wildlife which might be seen there today.

Map of attractions in Argyll and Bute Council