The Heart of Argyll
A great place to work, live and discover
When was the last time you took an adventure from your doorstep? With our outstanding national nature reserves, abundant wildlife, prehistoric landscape and stunning coastal views, we have it all. Stretching from the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, in the south to Loch Craignish in the north, over to Knapdale and Crinan in the west, across to Inveraray and Loch Awe in the east, with Kilmartin Glen in its midst, the Heart of Argyll boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Unique visitor experiences include Auchindrain Highland farm township museum and the stunning Himalayan gardens at Crarae. Historic Kilmartin Glen has the most important concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in mainland Scotland. At least 800 ancient monuments, of which 150 are prehistoric, lie within six miles of Kilmartin village. Kilmartin Museum is the perfect start to your exploration of 6,000 years of human history. Take time to explore the smaller roads and tracks that meander through our rugged natural landscape and deliver you to stunning castles, abandoned settlements, secret beaches, fishing villages, outstanding national nature reserves and ‘Britain’s most beautiful short cut’, the Crinan Canal. Boat trips from Crinan and Ardfern take you to the world famous Correyvrekan whirlpool. If that is not special enough, the sheer diversity of wildlife the area has to offer and breathtaking coastal scenery will overwhelm your senses. A unique wildlife experience can be had at the Heart of Argyll Wildlife Visitor Centre at Barrandaimh, the home of the Scottish beavers – the first reintroduction in UK history. Visit www.heartofargyll.com to unlock the secrets of a welcoming place to stay, fabulous food and amazing things to do and see. Whether you intend to explore by car, by bike, to sail, kayak or just to wander, there is an adventure waiting.