Local attractions in Argyll

On that odd occasion when the weather isn’t being so kind we all need somewhere to go and something to do (especially when you need to entertain the kids). Handy then that there’s many top local attractions close to our holiday park that you can visit.

From museum and distilleries to castles and gardens, there’s something for all the family. Here’s our pick of some of the best attractions and things to do nearby…

Waverly boat trips across the Loch

PS Waverley

Experience the world’s last sea going paddle steamer! Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass, come and see and hear the mighty engines of the PS Waverley. This grand boat leaves Kilcreggan at 11.55am every Friday in July and August.
Kilcreggan (3 miles)

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kayaking on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Leisure

Experience Loch Lomond up close by Speedboat, Boat Hire, Watersports and Outdoor Activities. BWSW qualified staff, Waterskiing, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Wakesurf, Guided Canoe Tours, Pedal Boats, Speedboat Tours, Banana Boats, Ringo Rides, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Bike Hire and much more.
Loch Lomond (21 miles)

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rose bush at Linn Gardens

Linn Botanic Gardens

A treat for gardeners with a water garden, formal ponds, fountains and a glen with waterfalls. Discover herbaceous borders, a cliff garden, rockery and terrace with views down the Firth of Clyde to Arran. The centre of the gardens is dominated by a substantial cliff enabling fine views over much of the plantings.
Cove, Argyll (5 miles)

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Hill House

The Hill House

Considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation. Home to original Mackintosh furniture and interior design it also has attractive formal gardens. Outside, the beautiful garden has also been magnificently restored.
Helensburgh, Argyll (15 miles)

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is an outstanding visitor destination, offering a wide range of indoor, outdoor and water based activities alongside great shopping, eating and events for all the family. It’s home to beautiful shops, restaurants, the Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium, water activities, nature walks and events all year round.
Ben Lomond Way, Balloch (20 miles)

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birds of prey

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

See Birds of Prey up close in magnificent surroundings. Learn about our rehabilitation work with the Scottish SPCA. Gain an insight into the secret world of Owls, and wonder at the power and grace of Birds of Prey. The centre is home to a variety of British Birds of Prey & Owls, as well as some unusual species from other parts of the world.
Ballagan, Nr Balloch (21 miles)

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Restaurant at Rosneath Castle Park

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Love your seafood? Founded in the 1970s, the original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Restaurant specialises in serving up seafood produced on the loch and in the in-house smokery. Menus are drawn up daily depending on seasonal availability.
Cairndow, Argyll (30 miles)

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Glengoyne Distillery

Often described as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings, special events and a superb whisky shop. The distillery is easy to reach; just 40 minutes drive from Glasgow or 30 minutes from Stirling and Loch Lomond.
Dumgoyne, Nr Killearn (32 miles)

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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Home of the Duke of Argyll. The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray is located 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty. The ruggedness of the highland scenery serves as a spectacular backdrop for the sheltered tidal Loch, beside which nestles the present Castle built between 1745 and 1790.
Inverary (38 miles)

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Go ape, activity centre

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Visitor Centre

Enjoy a great day out at the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and discover wildlife, breathtaking scenery and a wide range of activities. The impressive Lodge Forest Visitor Centre allows you to get up close to a wide range of wildlife with live CCTV viewing. The star attraction is the osprey, but you can also see a wide range of animals!
Aberfoyle, Stirling. (40 miles)

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Safari park

Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park

There over 350 rare and exotic animals at Blair Drummond Safari Park. You can drive your own car through the animal reserves and get up close to zebras, camels, rhinos, deer, antelopes and a pride of lions. Keep an eye out for the troop of monkeys in the Safari Park’s famous Macaque Drive-Thru.
Blair Drummond, Stirling (47 miles)

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National Wallace Monument

One of Stirling’s most distinctive landmarks, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the National Wallace Monument is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland.
Stirling (51 miles)

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