11 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

11 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

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Isle of Seil
— 1 night
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Oban
— 6 nights
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Dunoon
— 2 nights
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Rothesay, Isle of Bute
— 1 night
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Isle of Seil

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Carnasserie Castle and then steep yourself in history at Nether Largie South Cairn. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with Seafari Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust, and then get advice or help at Atlantic Islands Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Seil tour builder tool.

London to Isle of Seil is an approximately 10-hour car ride. When traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder days in Isle of Seil, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Seil

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Oban

— 6 nights
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Attractions like McCaig's Tower and Basking Shark Scotland make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oban: Castle Stalker (in Appin), Inveraray (Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk, Inveraray Castle, &more) and Dalmally (Glenorchy Parish Church & Kilchurn Castle). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry, admire the landmark architecture of St. Conan’s Kirk, contemplate the long history of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, and brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oban online journey planner.

You can drive from Isle of Seil to Oban in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dunoon.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dunoon

— 2 nights
Dunoon is the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Castle House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Benmore Botanic Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Puck's Glen, and finally see some colorful creatures with Wreckspeditions Dive Charters. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with DC Marine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ostel Bay Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dunoon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oban to Dunoon by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dunoon can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothesay.

Things to do in Dunoon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Rothesay, Isle of Bute

— 1 night
The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Rothesay Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Mount Stuart, and then steep yourself in history at Rothesay's Victorian Toilets.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rothesay day trip site.

You can drive from Dunoon to Rothesay in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites

Argyll and Bute travel guide

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Castles · Distilleries · Landmarks
The wild and rugged coastline of Argyll and Bute has provided many works of fiction, including the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson, with some very dramatic settings. With a history of ancient clan rivalries, this region still maintains its fierce spirit of independence and a deep respect for the old Gaelic culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the region’s road signs, which are written in both Gaelic and English, with Gaelic place names often listed first. Though the region is separated from the mainland only by a narrow strait, much of it seems a world away from the rest of the country.