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Make a Splash in Argyll this Autumn

As the leaves turn golden, and the Autumn colours shine across Argyll, there's never been a better time to get out on (or in) the water – we’ve compiled some great ways to make a splash this Autumn.

Plus, our self-catering breaks have hot tub upgrades available – so you won’t be stuck for luxury accommodation to relax in.

12 Sep 2018

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  • Enjoy exclusive discounts this Autumn with Argyll Holidays
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Sweeney's Cruises across the lochs in Argyll

Cruise across Loch Lomond

What better than witnessing the sheer beauty of Loch Lomond than from a loch cruise? 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*.

Go River Sledging at Argyll Holidays

Experience the adrenaline rush from river sledging

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 offer a host of activities on and around the bonnie banks, and this is perfect if you’ve got the taste of adrenaline and adventure.

Even better, Argyll Holidays guests get 10% discount.*

Cal Mac

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.


Enter the world’s third-largest whirlpool

Based just north of Oban, Seafari offer Wildlife Tours visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool.

Porpoise, dolphins and whales feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white-tailed sea eagle and golden eagle.  

Argyll Holidays guests enjoy a 10% discount by flashing their accommodation key but please note, that they are currently offering a limited service to adhere to social distancing regulations.*

Loch Lomond Wakeboard

Try wakeboarding

If you’re into the adrenaline rush then look no further - Loch Lomond Wakeboard is Scotland’s first purpose-built wakeboard school and they guarantee you the ride of your life, on the calm waters of Loch Lomond.

Argyll Holidays guests enjoy 20% off wakeboarding excursions & lessons.*

Loch Lomond Leisure

Take a banana boat ride

Loch Lomond Leisure offer a host of water-based activities from their base in Luss. Jump on a Banana Boat and enjoy the buzz of being towed along the water by a speedboat – but watch for capsizing! You can find more about Loch Lomond Leisure and their activities here – they also offer discounts to Argyll Holidays guests.


Watch the world pass by, from an outdoor infinity pool

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie’s leisure and spa complex offers the ultimate in relaxation – you can chill out and watch the world pass by, in a heated outdoor therapy pool, right on the edge of the loch – bliss!

Loch Goil Cruisers

Captain your own boat

Nestled on the shores of Loch Goil, Loch Goil Cruisers have a fleet of day boats for hire that are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery, the diverse wildlife, on-board picnic-ing and fishing. Take your own boat out with friends or family come rain or shine, and enjoy all that this stunning loch has to offer.

Guests of Argyll Holidays can take advantage of the free fishing rod hire.*

*subject to availability

Hot Tubs in Scotland

Soak up the bubbles from a hot tub

Imagine chilling out in your own private hot tub, with your luxury lodge just behind you. Enjoy a bottle of fizz, sit back and relax, or watch the stars on a clear night. Argyll Holidays’ hot tub lodges truly are the best way to embrace a short break. Book a hot tub break!

Autumn in Argyll

There are so many activities to enjoy in Argyll during Autumn both off and on the water. It is a lovely time to really explore the area and relax in the beautiful scenery.

Want some more autumnal inspiration of what to get up to in Argyll? We've listed 10 Things that will "Leaf" you Smiling this Autumn at Argyll.

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