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Take a staycation in Scotland with Argyll Holidays

Are you an adventure seeker, curious traveller, landmark enthusiast or food-loving culturalist? With Visit Scotland’s helpful staycation guide, we’ll help you answer that question.

21 Sep 2020

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  • things to do

Adventure seeker

For the Adventure Seeker 

Creating your own Scottish adventure couldn’t be easier from our Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, where you can rent a variety of bikes onsite, and head out on the Coilessan Glen Loop. A route that’s manageable for the entire family, you’ll peddle through a mix of gentle forest and tarmac paths, and don’t be surprised if you see some otters or even deer along the way!

For a more adrenaline-fueled adventure, try the Glenshellish Loop – also starting at Drimsynie. All off-road, you’ll be traversing elevated trails through the Glenbranter Forest, and will even need to make it through a ford at the head of a Glen. Not for the faint of heart!

Find our more and start planning your stay at Drimsynie Estate.

Curious traveller

For Curious Travellers

If you like to explore off the beaten track, Hunters Quay Holiday Village is the perfect base for you to start from. And it's less than two hours' drive from Glasgow.

With the coast, and the magnificent Holy Loch right on your doorstep, you can take long waterside strolls for days if you want. Or, if you’re not afraid of heights, head up into Argyllshire hills and mountains to explore their rugged beauty and take in their incredible vantage points.

For a more isolated and unique adventure, Hunter’s Quay is just an hour and a half drive from Tarbert, where you can catch a ferry to stunning Isle of Arran - which has been described as a “geologist’s paradise”. Also known as “Scotland in Miniature”, you won’t be short of things to do on this incredibly diverse and scenic island.

Be curious and a trip to Hunters Quay.

Landmark Enthusiasts

For Landmark Enthusiasts

Loch Awe Holiday Park is located less than half an hour from Oban – which is a landmark lover’s dream.

If you love history, head into the town to take in McCaig’s Tower, as well Dunollie Castle & Museum just outside it.

For landmark enthusiasts though, the real is the many castles dotted around the surrounding area, including Kilchurn from the mid-1400s, as well as Dunstaffnage and Castle Stalker which both belonged to the infamous MacDougall Clan. For a more remote castle visit head over to the Isle of Kerrara, which protects Oban bay, and explore the unique Gylen Castle – which is slowly being reclaimed by nature.  

Discover Scotland’s west coast history with a base at Loch Awe Holiday Park.

Food loving culturalist

For Food-Loving Culturalists

Loch Lomond is not only beautiful and vast, it also has an array of excellent dining options as you sit and look out on the water.

On the north of the loch, the majestic Drovers Inn at Inverarnan is one of the most famous and photographed pubs in Scotland, while the Ardlui Hotel is a great place to eat seafood sourced from the loch itself. To the south, the Slanj in Tarbet and the Duck Bay Marina in Alexandria, means there are no shortage of quality food (and drink) establishments around Loch Lomond.

Discover the very best of Scottish food & drink with a stay at Loch Lomond Holiday Park.

Outdoor lovers

For Outdoor Lovers 

If you’re simply looking for a getaway in nature, Stratheck Holiday Park is the ideal place for you to stay. Situated next to tranquil Loch Eck, the park is just a short distance from Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula and is surrounded delicate woodland and craggy hills.

Next door is the Benmore Botanic Garden – famed for its collections of everything from Rhododendrons to Giant Redwoods. All set on a mountainside, it is a must-see for Scottish plant and nature lovers.

Fulfill your love of everything outdoors and plan at stay at our Stratheck Holiday Park.

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Whichever type of Staycation-er you are, there has never been a better time to plan one with us. For more Staycation inspiration, remember to check out Visit Scotland’s guides and recommendations here.

 

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