The Mull of Kintyre is the ancient cradle of Scotland, because it is there in circa 500AD that Fergus Mor Mac Eirc and the Scoti came ashore from Ireland to establish the kingdom of Dalriada. It is from the Scoti that the name Scotland is derived. The coast of the peninsula is a mere 12 miles from the coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
The Mull is the most southern point of Kintyre and has been made world famous by the old pop song ‘Mull of Kintyre’ by Wings. The island can be reached by boat and airport with direct flights to Glasgow available. Outdoor pursuits are most popular on Kintrye, including golf, sailing, trekking and exploring some of the historical places of interest.