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 July

If you love great quality, fresh sea food, you can't do better than get yourself along to the Tarbert Seafood Festival on 6 and7 July. It's a celebration of the natural harvest from the crystal-clear waters of Loch Fyne and features cooking demonstrations, street entertainment, parade and the crowning of the Seafood Festival Queen.

But if the delicacies of the sea don't your boat, why not pop along to Luss Highland Games, which has been running since 1875. It attracts people from all over the world who enjoy sporting endeavour and also want to seek their heritage.

Lovers of classical music can look forward to a week of world-class melodies on Islay when the Cantilena Festival opens on 7 July. Professional musicians and students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland bring chamber music to residents and visitors, with many concerts being heldin the famous Islay distilleries.

And it's back to Tarbert, and back in time, for the Lochfyne Viking Festival, on 13 and 14 July, and help recreate how Magnus Barfot staked his claim on Kintyre by dragging his longship across the isthmus at Tarbert. With loads of family activities, and a chance to join in the Viking portage, this is a a great couple of days out.