Refreshing

There are so many ways to refresh, relax or recharge your batteries here! especially if you like the great outdoors. We’re not known as Scotland’s Adventure Coast for nothing! 

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, golfing and even surfing are all right on your doorstep. There’s a host of wildlife to be seen including red squirrel, red deer, seal, otter, dolphin, basking shark and beaver. And if you like history, well, Argyll and Bute has a wealth of historic sites including prehistoric sites, standing stones, 60 castles, museums, heritage centres and numerous clan seats.

We also have loads of community events and music festivals throughout the year. There are cinemas in Campbeltown, Oban, Dunoon and Helensburgh and the Screen Machine tours some of our smaller communities. Throughout the area we have leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools. You can find more information at LiveArgyll.

Our geography makes us a great place for sailing. From Bute to Oban and Campbeltown we welcome visitors by sea.

You can also find out more about things to do by visiting Wild About Argyll.

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Coming up in September

It’s September - the night’s are starting to draw in but there’s still loads going on in Argyll and Bute.There’s still time for chamber music enthusiasts to head over to Mull to enjoy Mendelssohn on Mull, which celebrates the inspiration the composer drew from the island. The festival features young musicians, at the start of their careers, mentored by experienced players. It’s unmissable.
Just 11 miles long and six miles wide, Tiree is famed for its white sandy beaches. It’s also the venue for Tiree Ultramarathon for those who are at the peak of fitness. For those not so fit, why not go along and cheer the athletes on.
Need to relax after all that exertion? Head to Oban for the West Coast Whisky Fèis. Meet the people behind the drams that are as diverse in character as the coastline itself.
The ever-popular Tarbert Music Festival is a weekend of music and fun in one of Argyll and Bute’s most vibrant villages. If you want be involved in the party, remember to bring your instrument and join in one of the open sessions in the local bars.
Art lovers can enjoy seeing artists at work in Cowal Open Studios. From painters to sculptors, potters to furniture makers, and jewellers to photographers – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For these and many, many more things to do throughout Argyll and Bute visit Wild about Argyll.

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