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2019 Bucket List Ideas

What’s the fun in making New Years Resolutions that you’re not going to keep? Why not compile a 2019 bucket list instead?

Here in Argyll, not only do we have a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor activities, but Argyll Holidays guests can also enjoy an exclusive discount at many of our local partner attractions, simply by flashing their accommodation key.

It’s time to start planning the year ahead!

11 Jan 2019

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Loch Goil Cruisers

Captain a Boat

Nestled on the shores of Loch Goil, just minutes’ from Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, Loch Goil Cruisers have a fleet of day boats for hire. These are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery, the diverse wildlife, on-board picnic-ing and fishing. Take your own boat out with friends or and enjoy all that this stunning loch has to offer. Guests of Argyll Holidays can take advantage of the free fishing rod hire.*

Loch Fyne Oysters

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. Even better, Argyll Holidays guests can enjoy an additional 15% off before the end of March.*

Cal Mac Ferries

Visit an 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 most of these islands, meaning you can visit as part of a day trip. Loch Awe Holiday Park is situated just a short drive from the ferry terminal at Oban; the ideal base for exploring the highlands and islands.

Loch Lomond River Sledging

Sledge down a River

River sledging is big in the US and New Zealand, but it’s relatively new to the UK, so it’s fair to say that this activity is creating a lot of excitement around Loch Lomond. In Your Element are one of the primary activity providers on the ‘bonnie banks’, and this is perfect if you’ve got the taste of adrenaline and adventure.  Argyll Holidays guests can redeem 10% discount.*

See the Northern Lights

Catch 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.

Bag a Munro

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 Cowal Way and the West Highland Way.

Peninsula Trikes Loch Lomond

Take an Alternative mode of Transport

So a road trip is 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, enjoy a journey around the Gare loch with Peninsula Trikes Scotland, or take in the scenery and terrain from a 4x4 trip above Loch Lomond or Loch Long, with 4x4 Adventures Scotland. Alternatively you can stick on a pair of skies and experience the wind on your face as you head down Glencoe Mountain, or take a rib trip into the famous Corrywreckan whirlpool, courtesy of Seafari Oban. Discounts available for Argyll Holidays guests from all attractions.

Beau Jangles Yacht

Admire the Sunset from a Private Yacht

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 relaxing on a private yacht on Loch Lomond, with a glass of bubbles in hand. We’ve teamed up with Beau Jangles Yacht to offer 10% off hire, and this is the perfect time to take advantage of it.

Ringo Rides on Loch Lomond

Take up Watersports

If you’re into the adrenaline rush then you might want to try Loch Lomond Wakeboarding, or sample one of Loch Lomond Leisure’s many water-based activities which include Ringo Rides, Banana Boats and Water Trampolines. Argyll Holidays guests enjoy exclusive discounts at both attractions.*

Watch shooting stars in Argyll, Scotland

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

We’ve already mentioned Argyll’s dark skies, and it’s not uncommon to spot a shooting star up above. Why not sit back and relax in a private outdoor hot tub and watch the stars on a clear night? Remember to make a wish if you spot a shooting one.


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