Argyll, the Western Isles and Stirling may not be as well-known as Edinburgh or Glasgow, but you won’t run out of activities here. From taking your car up the Argyll Coastal Route, to taking a sea plane on an island-hopping tour, to visiting distilleries and tasting whiskies, a holiday cottage in Argyll is the perfect base for your Scottish adventure.
Those keen on watersports, fishing, cycling, sailing, horseriding and – of course – golf will have the chance to do all of those here. You can even take your own boat on Loch Lomond. There are RSPB nature reserves at Loch Gruinart, The Oa and Colla, you can go puffin spotting on the island of Staffa, and even see the progress of the beaver reintroduction programme Scottish Beaver Trial at Knapdale.
Argyll holiday cottages give you the chance to stay somewhere you might not have previously considered, such as Strachur or Saint Catherines, just across the water from Inveraray Castle and Inveraray Jail museum. Alternatively, stay on the Isle of Mull. Attractions there include Duart Castle, Tobermory distillery, Tobermory Marine Exhibition, and even a few beaches!
Children can be kept busy too – take them to see some of the many castles in the area, and to the Scottish Maritime Museum to see the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, or to see the Titan Crane. Learn about some of the most important parts of Scottish history; go to Bannockburn and to the Wallace Memorial in Stirling. Whether you choose a holiday cottage in Stirling, Argyll or on one of the Western Isles, it’s bound to be memorable.