Kin­tyre’s mag­i­cal king­dom awaits

The Oban Times - - Feature -

KIN­TYRE is the Riviera of Ar­gyll and Bute with azure crys­tal seas lap­ping on sparkling sand. Palm trees line Camp­bel­town’s Hall Street and yet this Gulf Stream-warmed oa­sis, once the whisky cap­i­tal of Bri­tain, is just 86 miles from Oban and a short ferry cross­ing from Ar­ran. The A83 from Lochgilp­head is one of the best drives in Bri­tain, with marvel­lous seascapes dom­i­nat­ing the views to the west. If tak­ing the ferry from Lochranza to Claon­aig, there is a choice of route, firstly the de­light­fully wind­ing B842 passes Car­radale, Tor­ris­dale, Sad­dell and Pen­in­ver, or a short six miles con­nects to the A83 at Ken­nacraig, just six miles from Tar­bert the first vil­lage in Kin­tyre. There is more than enough for a life­time in Kin­tyre as many life­long res­i­dents will tes­tify. Vis­i­tors com­ing for a short break should be sure to check out the Starfish restau­rant in Tar­bert, Glen Sco­tia dis­tillery, Caden­head’s Whisky Shop, Glen­barr Abbey, cakes at Muneroy and Crosshill Train­ing and Trekking.

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