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Top things to do in Argyll and Bute

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Puck's Glen (Dunoon)
Ranked #1 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Mount Stuart (Rothesay)
Ranked #4 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles; Outdoors
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Arduaine Garden (Arduaine)
Ranked #5 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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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Kilchurn Castle (Dalmally)
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$60* and up
Ranked #6 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Ancient Ruins; Castles; Cultural
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St Conan's Kirk (Loch Awe)
Ranked #7 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
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Ranked #9 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Museums
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Loch Visions (Taynuilt)
Ranked #10 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Inveraray Jail (Inveraray)
Ranked #11 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #12 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Jura Passenger Ferry (Isle of Jura)
Ranked #14 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other

 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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Ranked #15 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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St. Conans Kirk (Dalmally)
Ranked #16 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
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Inveraray Castle (Inveraray)
Ranked #17 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles; Cultural

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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Ranked #18 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Dams; Tours; Landmarks

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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$586* and up
Ranked #19 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

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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St Blane's Chapel (Rothesay)
Ranked #20 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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$586* and up
Ranked #21 of 88 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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Kilmartin Glen (Kilmartin)
Ranked #22 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Valleys; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Eight champion trees and magnicient rhododendrons are the undisputed kings of this historic plant collection on the shores of... more » Owner description: Eight champion trees and magnicient rhododendrons are the undisputed kings of this historic plant collection on the shores of Loch Fyne near Cairndow. Come and see the "mightiest conifer in Europe". Something interesting in all seasons « less
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Ranked #24 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
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Ranked #25 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
A wonderful restored Victorian Fernery located in gardens of a fine house.
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Carnasserie Castle (Kilmartin)
Ranked #26 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Rothesay Castle (Rothesay)
Ranked #28 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Cross the drawbridge over the moat and climb the "bloddy stair" to the circular ramparts, or descend into a forbidding pit... more » Owner description: Cross the drawbridge over the moat and climb the "bloddy stair" to the circular ramparts, or descend into a forbidding pit prison. This doughty stronghold, built in the 1200s was twice besieged and captured by the Norse, who, battered down the eastern wall with their axes. A short film tells this remarkable story. « less
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Ranked #29 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #30 of 88 attractions in Argyll and Bute
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, 10 miles north of... more » Owner description: The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, 10 miles north of Oban. The centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups. Come and explore our new Turtle Sanctuary and behind the scenes experience.* Over 50 Natural Marine Displays* Daily talks and feeding demonstrations by our Animal Care Team* Forest Adventure Play Park* Gift Shop and Shoreline Coffee Shop* Open 7 days a week from 10am « less
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