Home of the famous golf links and one of the most idyllic settings on the Kintyre peninsula, Machrihanish offers panoramic views and stunning sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the seabird observatory for a chance to find out more about the native birdlife and some of the more exotic visitors to the peninsula.
A beautiful white sand beach stretches four miles from Machrihanish to West Port and offers some of the best surf in Scotland. Take a stroll along the shore and get up close to the colonies of seals that call this home. Back in the village, relax with a drink or dine out in The Old Clubhouse bar and restaurant, which serves home favorites and Scottish classics, seven days a week. The newly revamped Ugadale Hotel also serves meals in the Kintyre Club and features a spa.
The Mull Of Kintyre, immortalised in song by Beatles icon and part-time Kintyre resident Sir Paul McCartney, is a must-see for visitors to the area. Other notable visitors to the Mull Of Kintyre include Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Basking Sharks, Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.
Set on the Gulf Stream, with palm trees lining the streets and a picturesque harbour, you could be forgiven for thinking you are on the continent when visiting Campbeltown. The weather is above the UK average and with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries and craft stores, there’s a lot to do and see. Take a stroll along the loch side on a summer evening or pay a visit to nearby Springbank distillery and sample a wee dram of our famous whisky.
With its lighthouse and cave painting of the crucifixion (completed by local artist Archibald MacKinnon in 1887) Davaar Island is well worth a visit. Accessible during low tide via a stony causeway, the island offers stunning views over to Campbeltown and the surrounding area.
The whole Saddell area is very beautiful and features a visitor centre, a castle and the bay, a wonderful stretch of golden sand, which is perfect for picnics. Sir Paul McCartney’s band, “Wings” filmed the video for the hit song Mull Of Kintyre here, accompanied by the Campbeltown Pipers.