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10 things to do on a rainy day in Argyll

Okay, we all like a bit of sunshine when we’re on holiday. But there’s plenty to get up to in Argyll even when it’s the weather’s not so nice.

We thought we’d give you 10 of our favourite things to get up to when it’s raining!

9 Aug 2019

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Loch Lomond Sea Life

Get Close to the Local Sea Life

What about exploring the underwater world, without even getting wet? The Sea Life Centre at Lomond Shores is a popular family attraction and the perfect opportunity to get close to over 1500 creatures (including Scotland’s largest selection of sharks). With fun talks, animal feeds & special events there’s something for everyone.

Fyne Ales Working Brewery

Tour a Working Brewery

Located at the head of Loch Fyne, Fyne Ales state-of-the-art farm brewery offers guided tours to see exactly how their wonderful beers are made, as well as tutored tasting. Afterwards, you can sit in their café with a pastry and a pint of your favourite beer – we recommend Jarl.

Leisure Facilities in Argyll

Indulge in First Class Leisure Facilities

The heated indoor swimming pools at Drimsynie Estate and Hunters Quay can be used to relax, keep fit or to have fun throughout your stay in Argyll. Or why not relax and indulge yourself in the modern sauna, steam room or Jacuzzi? Alternatively, our active family partner Portavadie offers the ultimate in relaxation – you can chill out in a heated outdoor therapy pool, right on the edge of the loch, appreciating all that Argyll has to offer – bliss! More information here

Visit Cruachan Mountain

Travel Inside a Mountain

On the face of it, a trip to a power station that generates up to 440MW on the National Grid might not seem that exciting. However, Cruachan isn’t any hydro station - it is hidden deep inside the Ben Cruachan ‘hollow mountain’, and it makes for a fantastic adventure. The tour will take you deep inside the mountain, as the experienced guides tell you all about the fascinating history behind this engineering feat. 

Inveraray Jail - Things to do in Argyll on a rainy day

Visit a Historic Landmark

Argyll is steeped in ancient history, with an abundance of incredible architecture and design, so what better time to explore all that the area has to offer, whilst keeping out of the rain? From various castles to a former jail, there’s no better way to find out all about the heritage of the local area. Why not check out our blog with 10 landmarks worth visiting this summer?

Cinemas in Argyll

Watch a Movie

Enjoy all that our local independent cinemas have to offer, by checking out the latest blockbusters right here in Argyll. The Studio Cinema (Dunoon), The Tower (Helensburgh) & Phoenix (Oban), are all independently run picture-houses within easy reach of our holiday parks – now where’s that popcorn?

Whisky distilleries in Argyll

Tour a Whisky Distillery

You don’t have to be into your malt whiskies to know how special they are throughout Argyll and the Isles.  With 14 world-class distilleries dotting what’s known as the ‘whisky coast’, there’s nothing quite like taking a tour, and finding about the history and culture behind this industry – And, of course - sampling a dram straight out the cask. Find your nearest distillery.

WalkterWalkerz - Walk on water in Argyll

Walk on Water

With Argyll Holidays WaterWalkerz, you can experience a thrill like no other. Located at Hunters Quay & Drimsynie Estate, this is your chance to try to walk, balance and run inside a giant inflatable ball on the water – it can be trickier than it looks, but don’t worry, you won’t get wet!

4x4 adrenaline adventures in Argyll

Feel the Adrenaline Rush from a 4x4 Adventure

Discover the world-famous Loch Lomond landscape as you experience going off-road with 4x4 Adventures Scotland. They enjoy exclusive access to rough, steep tracks on the hills around Loch Lomond and Loch Long, offering breathtaking view in all conditions. Even better, it’s much more fun in the mud!

Hot tub lodges in Argyll

Enjoy the Hot Tub Experience

You know what – Hot tubbing in the sun is overrated! Nothing beats relaxing in a private hot tub with a glass of bubbles, when it’s not so nice outside.  What better way to chill out and simply watch the world pass by? Argyll Holidays’ Hot Tub collection is all about luxury and indulgence, and can add that extra something special to your holiday.

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