ARGYLL & THE INNER HEBRIDES (EARRAGHAIL & INNSE GALL A-STAIGH FOR OUR GAELIC SPEAKERS) IS AS DIVERSE AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL. IT IS HOME TO SCOTLAND’S SEAFOOD CAPITAL, THE HEART OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF DALRIADA AND A COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUAL ISLANDS WITH THEIR OWN STORY TO TELL. ISLAND HOPPING BETWEEN THE MAINLAND AND THE INNER HEBRIDES IS EASY, OFFERING YOU ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO STIMULATE YOUR SENSES AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LOCAL LIVING.
Argyll and the Inner Hebrides is a glorious coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, hills, forests and glens just waiting to be explored. With over 20 inhabited islands and the longest coastline of Scotland, you are simply spoilt for choice on where to go, what to do and for how long. This region is home to 15 whisky distilleries and a growing number of gin distilleries, countless medieval castles and prehistoric monuments, an intricate network of long-distance walking and cycling trails and the densest collection of ancient rock art in Europe.
The light, the colours and the clean air are mesmerising giving constant inspiration to our many artists and makers. Throughout the year you’ll be treated to incredible sunsets and dark starry skies. You’ll also discover incredible wildlife on land and sea, a rich Highland history and an abundance of fabulous local food and drink. And all of this is within 2-3 hours reach of Glasgow.
Argyll & the Inner Hebrides is part of West Coast Waters 2020 and consists of the Isles of Coll & Tiree, Mull & Iona, Islay, Jura & Colonsay, The Isle of Lismore, The Slate Isles, Oban, Lorn, Inveraray, Heart of Argyll, Kintyre and the Isle of Gigha.
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