Have a great time. Be a great visitor.

Welcome to Argyll and Bute

Have a great time. Be a great visitor

We’re a great place for a holiday. Refresh, relax, recharge your batteries – our stunning scenery and adventure coast-line help you do all that.

Here you will find information to help you have a great time, and be a great visitor, in Argyll and Bute - let us help you plan your staycation here in beautiful Argyll and Bute.

To make your holiday work for you, we all need to take steps to look after each other, as well as our beautiful coast and countryside:

  • Follow all Covid-19 guidance to stop the virus, and keep Argyll and Bute open for visits.
  • Keep Argyll and Bute beautiful - find out here about practical things like travelling around the area or disposing of waste.

Don't be the one that lets everyone down

Travelling around

Public transport

Plan your route with our local transport timetables

Getting here

How to get here by road, rail, boat, bike or foot

Safe driving

Tips on staying safe driving on Scotland's roads

Single track roads

Watch this video for tips on driving on single track roads (credit to Struthach Films)

Guide to driving safely on country roads

Filling up

Use our map to find filling stations on your way

Charging up

Where to charge your electric vehicle in our area

Car parks

Find car parks on your travels in our area

Banner image - ferry, single track road, filling station and rural road

Keeping Argyll and Bute beautiful - leave no trace

Please be a great visitor in Argyll and Bute, and leave no trace. Here is information to help you plan ahead for that.

Rubbish and recycling

If possible, please take your litter home with you. If not, please always use bins or one of our local recycling points

Public toilets

Find the nearest public toilets, and check opening hours and Covid-19 guidance

Please remember public toilets are not suitable for disposal of chemical toilet waste

Wild camping guidance
If you are wild camping, plan ahead
Where possible use public toilets
If you have to, find out here What to do if you need a poo
Hear from Nick Nairn about being a great wild camper

Know the code before you go

Enjoy the countryside responsibly - follow the Outdoor Access Code

Dogs in the Countryside – be a responsible dog owner

Banner image - recycling facility, Victorian toilets on Bute, and 2 images of walkers on the Cobbler

Campervans, caravans and motorhomes

Please plan ahead so you can find the facilities you need and be a great visitor. Please leave no trace. Find out here about disposing of litter and waste, and public toilets before you go. Please take your litter home if possible, or use our recycling points

Motorcaravan Overnight Parking (Aires) - we have put together some guidance on setting up overnight parking areas, with or without services, for self-contained motorcaravans.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Guidance and by-laws for the National Park area

Places to stay

Find and book campsites and pitches in the National Park area

Waste disposal guidance
Guidance on disposing of your waste responsibly
Waste disposal sites - our map shows touring sites in Argyll and Bute with facilities for on-site visitors and passing visitors

Local recycling facilities

Find places to stay - Campsites, caravan sites and holiday parks
Find touring sites, local guidance and facilities for waste disposal - Argyll and Bute touring sites

Overnight stays are possible at some Forestry and Land Scotland car parks - Stay the night

Ferry travel and timetables

Find timetables, prices and the guidance for ferry travel in our area

Banner image - Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park logo, campervan waste, image of campervan and ferry travel

Exploring beautiful Argyll and Bute

Search places to stay

From castles to caravans, find your perfect holiday

Things to do and see

Plan your trip and find out what we have to offer

Try our local produce

Where to eat, shop and experience our local food

Local tourist information

Local information about our area and islands

Banner image - lighthouse, cyclists at Dunoon, Food from Argyll logo and Oban at night