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Kintyre Peninsula

The west coast is famous for its oyster catchers, whisky distilleries and stunning coastline. There are many castles and ruins to explore, Skipness castle and Lochranza castle to name a few. This peninsula stretches out over 30 miles of coastline. Trek along to the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse and take in the views from this craggy coastline. Find your perfect holiday cottage in the Kintyre Peninsula with Discover Scotland.


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Kintyre Peninsula

Paul McCartney helped put the area on the map with his song ‘Mull Of Kintyre’, where he owned High Park Farm – the song was Christmas No.1 in 1977. McCartney used the farm as a haven from the madness of The Beetles.

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The Seafood Trail | West Coast

Scotland’s Seafood Trail passes through the Kintyre Peninsula, indeed the area boasts some of the most fabulous seafood around. The Starfish Restaurant and Skipness Seafood Cabin are well worth a visit.

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Whisky Distilleries | Campbeltown

Campbeltown, the main town in the area, is home to three Whisky Distilleries – Springbank, Glen Scotia and Glengyle produce some of the finest single malts you’re likely to find.

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Achamore Gardens | Gigha

Sub-tropical Achamore Gardens was created by Sir James Horlick in 1944 and specialises in Tender Rhododendrons. The gardens are home to Horlick’s renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection.

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Skipness Castle | Skipness

Skipness is a small village on Kintyre’s east coast – Skipness Castle was begun in the early 1200s by the Clan MacSween family. The castle is managed by Historic Scotland and is open all year round and free to enter.

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