7 ways to immerse yourself in Argyll Culture this May
The sun is starting to make an appearance, the days are getting longer, and the nights are becoming lighter – what better time to immerse yourself in the culture across Argyll.
And with breaks from just £225 (more info here), it’s even easier to use one of our parks as a base to embrace the west coast culture.
- Immerse yourself in the local culture
- Exclusive Discounts
- Breaks from £225
Visit a famous Castle
Towering at the edge of the quaint town of Inveraray, this iconic Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and a must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. You can tour around the castle, or simply take a trip around the beautiful gardens. Argyll Holidays guests receive 20% discount on admission, and you can find more info here.
Enjoy traditional Scottish music
No trip to Scotland’s West Coast is complete without stripping the willow. Traditional Scottish music is hugely popular across this part of the country, and there’s no better place to enjoy it than our very own boutique music festival – Gig in the Goil, which welcomes award-winning trad bands across from across Scotland. More info here.
Go on a loch cruise
What better than witnessing the sheer beauty surrounding the famous Loch Lomond than from on the water itself? Cruise Loch Lomond, in Tarbet, and Sweeney’s Cruises on the East side of the loch both offer breath-taking cruises, with 15% discount for Argyll Holidays guests. Cruise Loch Lomond have recently added to their fleet as well, so it really is the perfect time to try them out! Bike hire is also available from their Tarbet base.
Visit an island
Argyll has 25 inhabited islands – more than any other region in the country. Cal Mac run regular ferry services to most of these islands, meaning you can visit as part of a day trip. Add to this the rich history that these islands possess, and the fact there’s so much to explore, and it’s easy to see why this is an essential ‘to-do’ when visiting the area. Visit the Cal Mac website for a full list of destinations to visit this May.
Explore glorious gardens
In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. The park is managed by experienced rangers, and offers a host of guided walks, explorer tours and kids activities. Enjoy the early-Summer colours from the flowers as you immerse yourself in the landscape.
Experience life behind bars
…don’t worry, they’ve promised they’ll let you out! Stepping through the doors of Inveraray Jail is stepping back in time to a 19th-century prison. Experience what life was like for the men, women and children who were locked up here. Explore the historic buildings and meet the costumed characters who animate the past in this unique living museum. Find out more here.
Follow a Gruffalo trail
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden lies in the small village of Cairndow and is renowned for its fine collection of conifer trees. The Gruffalo Trail will be sure to capture the imagination of your little ones, as they embark on an adventure, following the mouse to find the Gruffalo. A perfect family day out.