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.

Other useful websites include:

Scottish Series back in Tarbert

One of Argyll and Bute’s premier sailing events – the Scottish Series – returns to Tarbert, Loch Fyne, from 24-27 May.Boats in Tarbert Harbour

Organised by the Clyde Cruising Club, the event has been welcomed in Tarbert since 1977.

Tarbert makes a fantastic setting offering a sheltered anchorage and plenty of quality bars and restaurants to tempt tired sailors and spectators at the end of a day’s racing.

There’s great variety in the sailing programme on Loch Fyne and plenty of social events on shore, including live music. The event will conclude with the final prize-giving in on Monday 27 May.

Go to the Scottish Series website for more information and videos of last year’s event or visit Tarbert Loch Fyne Festivals for more on things to do in the area.