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Culture, history, festivals and some of the most amazing produce in the
UK await in the timeless area of West Scotland with fresh seafood from the Loch
Fyne area accessible through the Seafood Trail, stunning walks throughout
Kintyre with amazing views and landscape on the Kintyre Way and the unique
blend and taste of whisky throughout the highlands and islands.
Our guide to West Scotland stretches from Stranraer (Dumfries & Galloway), taking in Ayrshire and Arran, Argyll & The Isles, and the Isle of Skye coast up to Durness.
There is so much to discover and so much to do here on the west coast that it is not something you can do in a two weeks, or even three, in fact many visitors return year upon year and explore new sections of the area from all over the world.
The highlands and islands are popular with many Scandinavian, German and other international visitors with the malt whiskies being one of the prime reasons for visiting the area. Other attractions include the stunning landscapes and clean air, professional and courteous hospitality and a superb blend of traditional and modern culture.
The highlands and islands include areas such as Loch Lomond, Inveraray, Kintyre and the islands such as Mull, Islay, Gigha and Jura which are all accessible by reliable and regular ferry travel.
The quality of accommodation throughout the west coast is very good indeed with many of the accommodation providers overlooking water, whether it is a natural harbour like Tarbert, perhaps sandy cove such as Dunvalanree, or alternatively with a section of private beach on the water's edge such as Ardmarnoch Estate
Due to the high volume of tourism, most if not all accommodation is kept exceptionally clean, and redecorated each year maintaining the high quality and cleanliness. Places such as Inveraray and Tarbert paint their buildings on the outside each year too. Browse Accommodation >
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Overlooking beautiful Loch Fyne in the Historic town of Inveraray. Loch Fyne is the ideal setting to relax and enjoy the surrounding area.Our restaurant and bistro is know for it's great food and the hotel itself is well know for it's customer service. The Loch Fyne Hotel...Full Details >
The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club is ideally situated close to Dumfries town centre and next door to the new DGone Leisure Complex.The hotel boasts a total of 91 letting bedrooms with the majority of rooms having bath and shower.A limited number of ground floor rooms a...Full Details >
Piersland Lodge was built in 1899 by William Leiper as the home for Sir Alexander Walker grandson of Johnnie Walker founder of the Scotch Whisky firm Johnnie Walker. Sir Alexander was Managing Director of Johnnie Walker whisky and created Johnnie Walker Red and Black labe...Full Details >
Exuding an air of grandeur and charm The Glenburn Hotel is an impressive Victorian sandstone building built in 1892. Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsul...Full Details >
Our gorgeous hotel located on the edge of Oban's picturesque esplanade is the perfect spot from which to discover Scotland's West Coast. Our sprawling sun lounge stretches the entire length of the hotel. Here you will enjoy uninterrupted views of Mull Kerrera and the Firt...Full Details >
A truly Scottish icon Turnberry Resort Scotland enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of Isle of Arran Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea.The venue for the 138th Open Championship Turnberry Resort offers world class golf on the Ailsa Kintyre and Arran co...Full Details >
There are as many myths and legends about the west of Scotland as there are hills and lochs. Magical romantic beautiful it's a country that has seduced generation upon generation. Enjoy a scenic journey a golfing pilgrimage a heritage trail a tour of cities or the wilds o...Full Details >
Explore West Scotland with our interactive map and discover each of the 7 coastal regions on the west coast.
Loch Fyne and the coastal areas of Kintyre and west Argyll are well known for the fresh high quality seafood and shellfish landed, with Tarbert having no less than two restaurants and six hotels all specialising in seafood cuisine, but also supplying dishes made with fresh local produce.
Other places like Oban and of course the wonderful Loch Fyne Oyster Bar are also renowned for their amazing seafood cuisine. For the best in seafood cuisine have a look at the Seafood Trail website by selecting the link on the left hand side, experience the wonderful tastes they can offer.
The west coast and the highlands and islands are also well known for the large amount of festivals and traditional cultural events from such things as Highland Games, music festivals to the unusual historic Seafood Festival held in Tarbert every year.
There are also many other small, medium and large events such as the Cowal Games, Mull Of Kintyre Music Festival and much more throughout the highlands for you to enjoy.
Lots more information on what to see and do in the west of Scotland including events and much much more. Please contact us to add your content.
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New Accommodation For 2013 | 22nd September 2012
Our latest update includes a brand new accommodation directory for West Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Glasgow and the Highlands (Including Inverness and the Isle Of Skye).
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