If you’re driving to get to us, here’s our pick of some top places to stop off on the way.
Sample delicious local fish and shellfish from Argyll’s many lochs and harbours. There’s a welcoming restaurant here, as well as a deli which stocks a tasty variety of local produce and does teas, coffee and snacks to take away. The perfect pitstop on your way to Machrihanish Holiday Park, or on your journey home. More info here.
A regular in the good pub guide, The George is a fantastic place to stop for a delicious meal or refreshment. With roaring log fires and original stoned floors, it’s cosy and inviting – and the welcome is always warm too! The menu is packed with the very best seafood, fish and local beef and lamb, used imaginatively and available at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit.
A fascinating and fun experience for kids and grown-ups alike, Inverary Jail invites you to step back in time to a 19th century prison. Discover what life was like for the men, women and children who were tried and locked up here. This living museum is well worth visiting if you’re interested in finding out more about the history of Argyll. For tickets and opening times, click here.
Known as Britain’s most beautiful shortcut, the Crinan Canal connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp with Crinan on the Sound of Jura, providing a route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides. The waterway cuts through some of Argyll’s most breathtaking scenery and can be navigated by boat, kayak or even paddleboard. You can find out more and book a boat trip here.
If you’re travelling by bike, there’s also a great route along the towpath which takes to you the Crinan Hotel, which sits on Loch Crinan and offers amazing views across the water. There’s a restaurant offering fine Scottish fare, a more informal yet award-winning seafood bar and a friendly pub offering favourites such a fish and chips together with a fantastic selection of drinks.