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Puck's Glenn (Dunoon)
#1 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#2 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: Oban Phoenix Cinema is a community owned cinema which re opened in 2012 after a community campaign to save our cinema. The... more » Owner description: Oban Phoenix Cinema is a community owned cinema which re opened in 2012 after a community campaign to save our cinema. The venue has been upgraded to provide a cinema which you will all want to visit again and again. « less
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Arduaine Garden (Arduaine)
#3 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Arduaine is a wonderfully moist and mossy coastal garden, influenced beneficially by the North Atlantic Drift and enjoyed by... more » Owner description: Arduaine is a wonderfully moist and mossy coastal garden, influenced beneficially by the North Atlantic Drift and enjoyed by enthusiasts from all over the world. Twenty acres of outstanding woodland plants include not only a major rhododendron species collection with a leaning towards the more tender, but also all the usual spring-flowering favourites such as camellia, pieris, azalea and magnolia. Other trees and shrubs take the flowering season on into the autumn along with an inspiring miscellany of bulbs, perennials, climbers, water plants and ferns, many rare and unusual, many down to earth and familiar, all interesting and beautiful in their diverse ways. A spectacular coastal and island panorama can be enjoyed from the easily accessible cliff top viewpoint. Visitors are welcome every day and will find something of interest throughout the year, come rain or shine. « less
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#4 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens
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Quadmania (Dunoon)
#5 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
The only 5 star centre in Scotland for quad biking, clay shooting and archery, as rated by Visit Scotland.
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Mount Stuart (Rothesay)
#6 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles
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#7 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens
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#8 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Golf Courses
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St Blane's Chapel (Rothesay)
#9 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Inveraray Jail (Inveraray)
#10 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and... more » Owner description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this prison. Take your seat in the spectacular Courtroom.Explore the Cells.Experience the sounds and smells; try out the wooden beds and hammocks.Sample the punishments. Experience the Whipping Table; take your turn at the Crank Wheel. Meet the Warders, Matron and Prisoners who help to make your prison visit come to life! « less
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#11 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Museums
Owner description: There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are... more » Owner description: There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Kilmartin House Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigage and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. At this unique and vibrant centre you can also see ‘The Valley of Ghosts’ audio-visual – a time travelling experience with breath taking imagery and haunting music. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe. To find out more, explore our web site, wander through our interactive map and see what's on our Events Programme. « less
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#12 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Museums
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St Conan's Kirk (Loch Awe)
#13 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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#14 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Lighthouses

Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse is described as the most westerly point** on the British Mainland (see qualification / 'Other' below). To reach it requires a 35 minute trip on... more »

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#15 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites
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#16 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles
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#17 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Owner description: Explore how our oceans work. Hidden in a small space is a treasure trove of exciting info you are encouraged to discover... more » Owner description: Explore how our oceans work. Hidden in a small space is a treasure trove of exciting info you are encouraged to discover using an underwater camera, 3-D globe, microscope, Arctic tunnel, films, science gear and computers. A real 'edutainment' experience! It's the 'shop window' of a major marine research & education organisation and thus provides access to our blue planet's world of marine science. « less
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Loch Visions (Taynuilt)
#18 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Experience our enchanting wildlife. Experience our latest digital cameras and lenses. Experience professional tuition.... more » Owner description: Experience our enchanting wildlife. Experience our latest digital cameras and lenses. Experience professional tuition. Experience the beauty of Loch Awe. A one day wildlife and digital photography experience, on the magnificent banks of Loch Awe, with award winning professional Philip Price. All equipment's provided, including professional standard cameras and lenses. The day covers wildlife photography tuition, access to our unique wildlife zones and a Photoshop session in our digital suite. « less
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#19 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Valleys
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#20 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Fantastic Victorian architecture is everywhere in Oban.  From the  fantastic harbour you can see the ferries going to the western isles. The sight that really will catch... more »

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#21 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Dams

The drive up to Ben Cruachan and the power station inside it is beautiful, lots to see and Loch Awe itself, on which the power station visitor centre stands, is steep-sided and... more »

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#22 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Auchindrain/Achadh an Droighinn is a very special place - the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not... more » Owner description: Auchindrain/Achadh an Droighinn is a very special place - the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not either abandoned or modernised. The 21 acre site, set in the dramatic Argyll landscape, gives visitors a fascinating insight into life and work in the old Highlands. Wander through the township, learn about its people, and explore the longhouses where they lived with their cattle and horses under one roof. « less
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Jura Passenger Ferry (Isle of Jura)
#23 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Ferries/ Boats

 The Jura Passenger Ferry is a high speed motor launch that can take foot passengers from Tayvallich on Kintrye to Craighouse on Jura.   It takes an hour and the views from the... more »

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#24 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
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Inveraray Castle (Inveraray)
#25 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles

The Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty.  The ruggedness of the highland scenary combined with the... more »

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#26 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: The quintessential seaside Scottish resort, The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is quickly becoming a golf destination to rival... more » Owner description: The quintessential seaside Scottish resort, The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is quickly becoming a golf destination to rival the best in the world. Thrilling links golf, luxury accommodation and world-class service await you in this romantic and rugged corner of western Scotland. Experience the U.K. Top-100 Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course, award-winning Ugadale Hotel & Cottages and our newest accommodation, The Royal Hotel at the head of Campbeltown Harbour. From The Village, you have easy access to other world-renowned links courses, including the neighbouring Machrihanish Golf Club, the great courses of Ayrshire and Northern Ireland, The Machrie on Islay, and many more. « less
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Lunga Riding Stables (Lochgilphead)
#27 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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#28 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain, Bonawe was founded in 1753. Displays bring to life the industrial... more » Owner description: The most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain, Bonawe was founded in 1753. Displays bring to life the industrial heritage of the area and illustrate how pig iron was made.Set in stunning surroundings at the head of Loch Etive. Loch Etive sweeps up to Glen Coe where golden eagles are regular visitors. Nearby, the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve, is an example of the woodland that once supplied Bonawe.The location – nestling beside Loch Etive, and within sight of dramatic Glencoe. The charcoal sheds – two cathedral-like buildings, whose architectural details belie their Cumbrian builders’ origins. The exhibition – charts the history of the iron furnace, and the chemistry of iron making. Cannonballs and iron pigs cast at the furnace are displayed, together with the Nelson plaque. « less
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#29 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
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Carnasserie Castle (Kilmartin)
#30 of 91 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles
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