Argyll and Bute is a “council area” in Scotland that contains over 3000 miles of coastline, including several islands. The islands are important components in Argyll and Bute tourism, possessing both natural beauty and interesting monuments; the many whisky distilleries and whisky drinking establishments are also important Argyll and Bute attractions found on the islands. The island of Islay is famous for its beaches, while the small island of Jura is a favorite of hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. Surfers visiting Argyll and Bute are drawn to the island of Tiree because of its legendary winds. The islands also possess typical Argyll and Bute sights, such as castles; on the island of Mull, for example, you should definitely check out the Duart Castle.
When you’re on the mainland, things to do in Argyll and Bute can range from visiting the many castles in the area to embarking on nature walks. Visit Kilchurn Castle, built in the 15th century, Carnasserie Castle, dating to the 16th century, and Castle Sween, built in the 12th century. During a weekend in Argyll and Bute, you must take a walk in the area of Kilmartin Glen to view the many monuments dating to Neolithic and Bronze Age times, such as rock carvings, burial grounds and stone circles. Finally, check out Argyll and Bute culture by visiting Auchindrain Museum, an open air museum illustrating farm life in the region.