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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 loc
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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
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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
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