Tourism

Oban at night 

Map of Argyll and Bute

Argyll has a wide variety of visitor attractions, from distilleries, castles and museums to an unspoilt natural environment.  Here you can take advantage of the many walks such as the Cowal Way to suit both the experienced and inexperienced walker. Golf and horse riding are also popular around the area.  To see more about what to do in Argyll and Bute visit the Visit Scotland website.

Throughout the year Argyll plays host to a range of events and  festivals such as the Cowal Highland Gathering,Tarbert Music Festival, CowalFest - Cowal Walking and Arts Festival, the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival  and the Islay and Bute Jazz festivals. The Seafood Festival in Tarbert, the Mull Rally and the Tiree Wave Classic are also very popular.

You can use our events calendar to see what is on around the area. Also take a look at some of our partner websites, and the local tourist groups and websites.

You can find out more about tourism development in Argyll and Bute, and our annual tourism summits in the Tourism in Argyll and Bute section on the website.

Our Partners

Our partners

Argyll and the Isles

Malin Waters

Visit Scotland

Events

Events in Argyll and Bute
What Whensort descending Where for
Gaelic Events at Oban Winter Festival 2014
A variety of Gaelic events including a quiz and a song workshop.
24 Nov 2014 - 19:00 to 27 Nov 2014 - 20:30 Furan Gaelic Centre, Corran Halls, Oban All ages
Author Lisa ODonnell visiting Helensburgh Library
Join author Lisa ODonnell at Helensburgh Library as part of Book Week Scotland
25 Nov 2014 - 19:00 Helensburgh Library All ages
White Ribbon Pamper Day
In support of White Ribbon Day there will be a pamper day (for all) followed by refreshments
26 Nov 2014 - 09:00 MS Centre Lochgilphead All ages
The Library Cookbook
Library staff will be baking some of the recipes from the cookbook
26 Nov 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00 Lochgilphead Library All ages
Author Doug Johnstone visting Rothesay Library
Join author Doug Johnstone at Rothesay Library as part of Book Week Scotland
26 Nov 2014 - 19:00 Rothesay Library All ages
Glassary Primary School Christmas Craft Fair
Lots of festive fun!
27 Nov 2014 - 18:30 Glassary Primary School All ages

Local tourist information and websites

Please note: Argyll and Bute Council is not responsible for the content of external websites
Local tourist groups
Logo Name Summary
Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance Find out the history and nature of the area, things to do, and places to go, eat and stay
Bute Community Land Company Bute Community Land Company Working on behalf of the community to develop and improve the island of Bute for residents and visitors
Visit Bute Visit Bute Travel, accommodation, places to visit and eat, events and information about the Isle of Bute
Lochfynehead Lochfynehead Find out more about the Lochfynehead area
Love Loch Lomond Love Loch Lomond Where to go, places to stay, things to do, and what's on in the Loch Lomond area
Food from Argyll Food from Argyll Find out about food and artisan produce from throughout Argyll
Colonsay Development Group Colonsay Development Group All about the Isle of Colonsay - things to do, places to visit and stay, property for sale, news and events
Discover Islay Discover Islay All about the Isle of Islay - places to stay, things to do, beaches, wildlife, food and drink, history and genealogy
Discover Tiree Discover Tiree The Isle of Tiree - about the island and it's history, accommodation, what's on and news
Visit Cowal Visit Cowal Discover Cowal - what to see and do, events, accommodation, food and drink
Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute Find out more about 20 outstanding gardens in Argyll and Bute
Golf Kintyre Golf Kintyre Find out more about the five golf courses in Kintyre
Inveraray Marketing Group Inveraray Marketing Group All about the Inveraray area - accommodation, places to stay, eating out, shopping and what's on
Oban and Lorn Tourist Association Oban and Lorn Tourist Association Local and tourist information about Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland
Islay and Jura marketing group Islay and Jura marketing group Visiting Islay and Jura - travelling, wildlife, fishing, distilleries, what to do, weather, food, and genealogy
Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust The Isle of Gigha - things to do, places to stay, what's on and the history of the island
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park All about the National park area, and the National Park Authority's work - for residents and visitors to the area
Jura Development Trust Jura Development Trust Isle of Jura - about the Island, local news and events, where to stay and how to get there
Kintyre Way Kintyre Way All about visiting and walking the Kintyre Way - loads of information about the Kintyre peninsula