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Activities


Get Wild About Argyll with a host of adventures on land and sea, from cycling forest tracks to walking coastal paths. Hire a bike or kayak or charter a yacht and explore the coastline with the wind in your hair. You might see deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you are very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about.

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Festivals & Events


There are festivals galore celebrating the rich history, culture and fabulous food of this great Scottish region. The Scottish Series in May is a firm fixture in everyone’s sailing diary.

 

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Visitor attractions and day trips


From ruined castles to botanical gardens, there are some great visitor attractions within striking distance of Portavadie. Benmore Gardens is a magnificent woodland garden near Dunoon. Bute is a gem of an island and home to Mount Stuart. Don’t miss out on a trip to Inveraray Castle or Inveraray Jail. Catch the ferry from Portavadie and cross the loch to Tarbert and explore Kintyre and discover the prehistoric monuments of Kilmartin Glen.

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Anne's Top Tips


Rainy Days


The best thing to do on a rainy day is get your wellies and waterproofs on and head out for a walk. The stroll through Glenan Wood is wonderfully atmospheric on a wet day with water dripping from the branches, ferns and moss. Kids will love squelching through the muddy bits! Another good walk locally is up on the headland to Stillaig. It has everything – great views, a beach and even a standing stone. The Glenan and Stillaig walks are both right on our doorstep, so you don’t have to get in your car and you can pile back for hot chocolate in The Lodge Kitchen & Bar when the rain gets too much. Muddy boots are welcome here!

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Kids


This area is one big natural playground for kids! I used to love coming here on holiday as a child and now my grandchildren love it to. And the things they enjoy are the same things that I enjoyed as a kid: the simple pleasures of rock pooling, beach combing and fishing from the piers; the chance to make dens, get messy and generally run wild! My top recommendation would be to get the kids outside as much as possible. You can’t always trust the weather on the west coast, so bring your waterproofs.

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Coffee and Cake


On Argyll’s Secret Coast we’re lucky to have some fantastic cafés and tearooms. So when you’re out exploring, you can always get a decent cappuccino and some excellent home baking – an essential on any holiday! You’ll find a welcoming cup of tea in some of the most unexpected – and magical – of places.

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