1 Mount Stuart, Bute

Architecturally overblown aristocratic mansion, set in the most beautiful grounds in the region.

2 Tobermory, Mull

The archetypal picturesque fishing village, ranged around a sheltered harbour and backed by steep hills.

3 Isle of Iona

A centre of Christian culture since the sixth century, Iona is, despite the crowds, a very special place.

4 Golden beaches

Argyll abounds in stunning sandy beaches, with lovely stretches at Islay, Coll and Tiree.

5 Isle of Gigha

The ideal island-scape: sandy beaches, friendly folk and the azaleas of Achamore Gardens – you can even stay at the laird’s house.

6 Goat Fell, Arran

Spectacular views over north Arran’s craggy mountain range and the Firth of Clyde.

7 Whisky distilleries, Islay

With eight, often beautifully situated, distilleries to choose from, Islay is the ultimate whisky-lover’s destination.

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