The gorgeous waterfront town of Campbeltown is located on the peninsular of Kintyre in the Argyll and Bute region and lies alongside Campbeltown Loch and the Mull of Kintyre in the south of the peninsular.
Retaining much of its charm as an old harbour town, Campbeltown offers a good selection of outdoor pursuits, historical attractions and activities for visitors of all ages.
Campbeltown is a breath of fresh air, and the Carradale harbour and waterfront are the perfect place to explore the waterside attractions of this quaint town. The deep bay of Campbeltown is sheltered by Davaar Island, found at the mouth of the Campbeltown Loch, and the unspoilt beauty of this town is evident in the pristine surrounding countryside.
The town is home to several historical landmarks, of which the Campbeltown Cross on Main Street is the most notable. The Museum, Heritage Centre and library are located in a 19th Century building and feature many prehistoric items from the surrounding Kintyre area, and the Wee Picture House is an Art Nouveau building that dates back to 1913 and is believed to be Scotland’s oldest surviving cinema.
Art lovers will be particularly interested in visiting Danvaar Island, where a 19th Century painting of the crucifixion can be viewed at low tide in St Kieran’s cave. Campbeltown has a history steeped in whiskey and a visit to Springbank or the Glen Scotia Distillery will offer insight into the production process of this revered drink.
The town offers an wide range of outdoor activities and visitors can enjoy boat trips on the Loch, a round of golf at any of the seven courses in the area or walks in the surrounding countryside. Fresh water and sea fishing is also available in abundance and sailing tours are a great way to explore the coast of this beautiful holiday destination.
Enjoy a typical Scottish holiday; book holiday cottages in Campbeltown and enjoy a break in one of the most beautiful corners of Kintyre.