Kintyre is a beautiful and unspoilt part of west coast Scotland and is accessible by road (a stunning drive from Glasgow) or by ferry or plane.
The area is popular with hikers, wildlife enthusiasts, whisky & gin lovers, surfers, beachcombers and cyclists. With three golf courses within just a few miles (including the famous Machrihanish Golf Club), it's also a golfers haven.
Just across to the west of the Kintyre peninsula is the beautiful island of Gigha and the whisky-famed Isle of Islay. To the east, the glorious Isle of Arran. Regular ferry services operate from Kintyre to these islands for both cars and foot passengers.
Campbeltown itself (known locally as the "wee toon") hosts an array of shops: fresh local produce from the butchers and greengrocers plus specialist chocolate and sweet shops as well as hardware stores and a post office.
Farmers Market’s frequent Campbeltown – our caretakers happily inform guests when the market is in town.
There is a Tesco Extra, Co-op, Factory Shop and Boots in the town centre.
Cinema: 'Campbeltown Picture House' is reportedly one of the oldest serving cinema's in all the United Kingdom.
Swimming Pool, Library and Gymnasium: Google "Campbeltown Aqualibrium" - it houses all three!
Campbeltown also has its own Tourist Information Office, right by the harbour.
There are various pubs, hotels’ and café’s in Campbeltown. We recommend:
Number 42 – Michelin star restaurant
42 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AD
Ardshiel Hotel – good food and specialist whiskies
Kilkerran Rd, Campbeltown, PA28 6JL
The Crew – Fish and chips and Chinese takeaway food
20 Longrow, Campbeltown, PA28 6DD
Taj Mahal – Authentic Indian dine-in and takeaway (also do pizza)
16 Hall St, Campbeltown, PA28 6BU
Outside of Campbeltown, we recommend:
Argyll Arms Hotel – Dog friendly pub – food and drink
Southend, PA28 6RP
Muneroy Tea Room – try the melt-in-your-mouth meringues!
Southend, PA28 6RW
The Old Clubhouse – pub and restaurant by the golf course with good views across the bay.
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish PA28 6PT
Glenbarr Stores – store, garden centre and café serving fantastic food
Glenbarr, PA29 6UT
Some useful links:
Machrihanish Golf course http://www.machgolf.com/
Isle of Gigha www.gigha.org.uk
Mull of Kintyre Sea Tours http://www.mull-of-kintyre.co.uk/
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