Tourist Attractions in KintyreThalassa with Trench Point and Arran in the background
The Kintyre Pennisula is often overlooked as a destination in Scotland now that Campbeltown is not the centre of export of whisky to America as it once was and also since the closing down of the ferry to Ireland, but there is a wild charm to the area that comes from the all pervasive proximity to the sea. The Atlantic side has great surfing beaches whereas the more sheltered East coast has the views over Arran and the 89 mile Kintyre Way coastal path that is much valued by the walking community. If a golfer do not miss the chance to play the magnificent golf course at Machrihanish.
Kintyre is really an area of outstanding natural beauty that is apreciated well by walking the Kintyre Way coastal path. In particular Private House Stays recommends visiting Carradale Forest and The Dunaverty Rock. There are a couple of Museums that have interest for explanding local history at The An Tairbeart Heritage Centre, The Campbeltown Heritage Centre and The Network Carradale Heritage Centre. The Gardens on Gigha Island at Achamore are much prized, the visior centre at Glenbarr Abbey is worth visiting, and there are other tourist attractions at Skipness castle, The Campbeltown Celtic Cross, The Springbank Distillery and St Columba's Cave
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