The Kintyre Peninsula is about 40 miles long and contains within it everything that makes Scotland such an attractive holiday destination. Almost an island, the coastal road runs right around the peninsula, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. There is plenty to see and do, with walks, horse-riding, fishing and golfing all readily available. Indeed, there are five golf courses to choose from, including the world-renowned Machrihanish Links Course with its first hole regarded by many as one of the best in the world!
Island hopping is well worthy of a day trip and the Isle of Gigha can be reached from Tayinloan, just one mile down the road from Killean. Boasting beautiful bays, sandy beaches, clear green seas, amazing views, there are various historic sites to visit and the glorious well-known Achamore Gardens and House. The isles of Arran, Islay and Jura are also within easy reach.
Kintyre is home to various historical sites, with castles and abbeys aplenty! Campbeltown offers a selection of visitor attractions, including a heritage centre, museum and library, leisure centre with swimming pool, tourist information centre, the famous art nouveau Wee Picture House, Linda McCartney’s Memorial Garden, the Scottish Owl Centre and the Campbeltown Cross, as well as plenty of scope for some retail therapy! Those preferring some therapy of the liquid variety will no doubt have their head turned by the variety of pubs and bars, or perhaps a tour of the Springbank Whiskey Distillery! Food-lovers will appreciate the various family-run tea-rooms and restaurants dotted around the peninsula and are highly recommended to visit the port of Tarbert- famous for its seafood and the location of some of the best restaurants in Scotland.
Various festivals run throughout the year, with music festivals, highland games and yachting regattas, to name but a few. But if its peace and solitude you are craving, then you are sure to find that too!