Local Area / Argyll

  • Castle Stalker - Appin

  • Lismore Lighthouse

  • Dunstaffanage Castle

  • Donollie Castle

Argyll

Melfort Village lies midway between the towns of Oban and Lochgilphead and in the midst of all the Argyll visitor attractions, often less than half an hour’s journey by car.

The beautiful area of Argyll is a peaceful region of western Scotland with stunning beaches and rugged landscapes, and everything in-between, just waiting to be explored.

Argyll is considered by most to be the birth place of Scotland, it was here where ancient kings were crowned in the stunning forts and castles that can still be visited and explored today. Some castles to consider are Carnasserie Castle in Kilmartin – a magnificent ruined castle which was home to the first protestant bishop of Argyll.  Kilchurn Castle one of the most photographed castles in Scotland and Dunstaffanage Castle near Oban where Flora MacDonald was held in 1746 before being sent to the Tower of London for aiding Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape.

With plenty of local charming towns, villages and attractions to explore, with museums and galleries featuring local and world renowned artists there is something for everyone in Argyll. Also on offer are fantastic cafes and restaurants to help you enjoy your afternoons and evenings.  Kilmartin was the capital for the kings of ancient Dalriada, and to this day bears the mark in stone of a footprint used in their coronations. In the village itself is Kilmartin House Museum, with ‘hands on’ activities for children. Nearby Kilmartin Glen is an archaeologist’s dream. Home to more than 350 megalithic stone circles, chambered cairns, and other monuments, you can either explore them yourself or visit the museum for a more informed investigation.

The local towns and villages are awash with events across the year. From live music and dance, to theatre shows, giving you the full Scottish cultural experience.

The Crinan Canal stretches from Adrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan on the banks of the Sound of Jura.  Crinan is famous for fresh seafood landed by local fishermen – prawns, crabs and lobsters. It is possible to walk its whole length (just 9 miles long) within an afternoon and watch the yachts and fishing boats passing through the 15 locks and just take in the superb scenery.

If nature and the great outdoors interest you, the peaceful green woodlands of Argyll are home to some of the most vibrant and important wildlife species these lands have to offer. There are a wide range of wildlife reserves and nature centres across the area, and the islands themselves providing an important home and local breeding ground for many seabirds.

To find out more and plan your holidays we recommend you check out www.exploreargyll.co.uk which offers a huge range of the best things to see and do in the wider Argyll area.