Ancient Argyll, located in Western Scotland, is a picturesque and welcoming location if you're considering a UK break away. The weather is very pleasant due to the Gulf Stream, which also results in a rich sub-tropical scenery that offers nature lovers a treat. Argyll is home to Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in Britain, as well as glorious Fort William, where some of the most popular Argyll holiday cottages are located. Many historic attractions are peppered throughout Argyll, including Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace, the most complete charcoal-fuelled iron furnace in Britain, founded in 1753.
Scotland offers peace and tranquillity for holidaymakers, and Argyll is no exception. There are a number of holiday cottages situated throughout the area, making it a great choice if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you're heading to Argyll with children, don't forget to check out the Glenfinnan viaduct which was used to film the Hogwarts Express scenes in the Harry Potter films. The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is another great destination, with informative talks about the local sea life, including live feeding displays. Children will also love the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park, which not only offers an array of animals but also the traditional experience, including a winding woodland park and a homely cafe.
There’s also more lively destinations throughout Argyll; head in Oban, the second largest city in Argyll, where you’ll find a range of restaurants, bars and pubs. McCaig’s tower, which is modelled on Rome’s Coliseum, gives climbers a stunning view of the surrounding area and out to sea. With so much to see and do (as well as the advantage of a sub-tropical climate), Argyll is a wise choice for your next self-catering holiday. Holiday cottages in Argyll are available in a number of configurations, whether you’re travelling with a group, as a couple or are just looking for a short break with your family, there is lots of accommodation to choose from. The romantic West Cost of Scotland is also a popular choice for Valentines Day breaks.