10 ideas for your Argyll Bucket List
Whether you’re a foodie or an adrenaline junkie, if want to explore local culture and heritage, or feel the breeze through your hair on a wind-swept sandy beach, Argyll has it all.
It’s time to start jotting down your ideas and planning your next Argyll adventure!
1 – Give Watersports a go
New for 2023, Drimsynie are excited to offer Paddleboarding and Canoe to a View. If you’re into the adrenaline rush then you might want to try Loch Lomond Wakeboarding, sample one of Loch Lomond Leisure’s many water-based activities which include Ringo Rides, Banana Boats and Water Trampolines, or get out on the water with Loch Goil Kayaks. Argyll Holidays guests enjoy exclusive discounts at both attractions.
2 - Sample award-winning Seafood
We’ve a delicious range of food & drink producers on our doorstep, from locally reared venison to cheeses, jams and home ground coffee. The famous Loch Fyne Oyster Restaurant & Bar sits on the head of the loch and offers award-winning local seafood in stunning surroundings. Or give grab some tasty pub fare at The Goil Inn in Lochgoilhead or try the new afternoon tea at The View at Drismynie Holiday Village.
3 - Be Adventurous
The region offers plenty in the way of outdoor activities. Brand new for 2023 you can give Gorge Walking and Canyoning a go with Argyll Holidays' very own Scott McNab. For those seeking new heights, mountain climbing and abseiling will also be bookable for Drymsinie guests. Adventure's never far away with Argyll Holidays - try your hand at Axe Throwing or Go Aqua Run without even leaving Hunters Quay.
4 - Explore a new Island
Argyll has 25 inhabited islands – more than any other region in the country – so what better time to take a trip somewhere new. Cal Mac run regular ferry services to many of these islands, whilst Cruise Loch Lomond offer daily cruises to various islands on the loch. Loch Awe Holiday Park is situated just a short drive from the ferry terminal at Oban, making it the ideal base for exploring the islands.
5 - Captain your own Boat
Nestled on the shores of Loch Goil, just minutes’ from Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, Loch Goil Cruisers have a fleet of boats for hire. These are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery, the diverse wildlife, on-board picnic-ing and fishing. Take a boat out with friends and enjoy all that this stunning loch has to offer. Guests of Argyll Holidays can take advantage of the free fishing rod hire.
6 – Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights
There is an abundance of dark skies across Argyll, making it ideal for stargazing on a clear night. Watching the iconic northern lights is high on the bucket lists of many, and there’s no better place for it. You can explore some stargazing locations here.
7 – Bag a Munro
Want to test that stamina? Climbing a mountain is one thing, but in Scotland there are 282 mountains with a summit of more than 3000ft, including 19 right here in Argyll & the Isles. These can be challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible views. If you fancy something a little lengthier, then we also have various long distance routes near our holiday parks, including the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way and the West Highland Way.
8 – Take an alternative method of Transport
A road trip is great fun, but what about exploring the sights of Argyll from an alternative mode of transport? Take a cruise with our friends at Cruise Loch Lomond or Sweeney’s Cruises, or immerse yourself in the scenery and terrain from a 4x4 trip above Loch Lomond or Loch Long, with 4X4 Adventures Scotland. Alternatively, stick on a pair of skies and experience the adrenaline rush as you speed down Glencoe Mountain, or take a rib trip into the famous Corrywreckan whirlpool, courtesy of Seafari Adventures Oban. Discounts available for Argyll Holidays guests from all attractions.
9 – Admire the Argyll Sunset
With the longer evenings, comes breath-taking sunsets. There are many spots in Argyll to sit back and catch a glimpse of the stunning colours in the sky, but there’s nothing more special than watching from the top of the Argyllshire hills. We’ve teamed up with West Highland Wildlife Tours to offer 20% off tours up the stunning Glen Shira, and this is the perfect time to take advantage of it.
10 – Get the Hot Tub treatment
What better way to chill out on a well-deserved holiday, than in a private hot tub at the foot of the mountains, watching the world pass by? Argyll Holidays’ Hot Tub collection is all about luxury and indulgence and can add that extra something special to your break. Fancy a wee bit of pampering? Make sure you book a treatment at the Sequoia Spa at Drimsynie Holiday Village.
Book an Argyll escape and start ticking your bucket list off
Now you've seen some of the amazing things to do in Argyll, why not experience them? You can book a getaway at any one of our six holiday parks and get to see the area for yourself!