Beautiful Argyll and Bute hugs the west coast of Scotland, taking in the dramatic landscape of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and a host of pretty islands from Islay to Mull. Great sea lochs carve their way through natural valleys, pretty lochs are perfect for kayaking and picnics, and in Oban, the harbour bustles with fishing boats and tempting seafood restaurants.
With so much to see, from popular festivals to historic fortresses, self-catering holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute are a wonderful base for exploring the region. Inveraray, with its dominant castle and old-fashioned jail, is great for a family day out, while a coastal drive to Campbeltown brings you to the sublime sandy shore of Macrahanish Beach. At the Cruachan Visitor Centre step inside a colossal mountain to see a modern electricity generator at work, and enjoy dog friendly holidays along the picturesque banks of Loch Awe.