During the time it was owned by Clan Lamont, a Laird of Knockdow ruled over the property and the surrounding lands. For many years, Clan Lamont was a very powerful clan and is one of the oldest recorded clans in Scotland.
Argyll has a great deal of history which is one of the many reasons why people from across the globe visit the region. This stunning and diverse location has 3000 miles of exquisite coastline, while many of its beaches are extremely remote and isolated.
There are also six main towns and 23 inhabited islands, all of which offer a mixture of urban and rural life.
So why else does Argyll stand out from the crowd?
Argyll and Bute is divided into four main areas: Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.
No matter which part of Argyll and Bute you visit, you’re bound to bear witness to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. Be sure to snap some memorable shots of your day, whether you’re enjoying some spectacular mountainous backdrops, or hiking through a national park.
Delicious Food and Drink
Food and drink plays an essential role in anyone’s travels, and you won’t be disappointed when you visit Argyll. From freshly caught seafood in an award-winning restaurant to a glass of whiskey in one of the many distilleries and breweries, Argyll and Bute is home to some of the tastiest food and drink in Scotland.
Further, the region isn’t only renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, but also for its delicious beef, lamb and cheese. For a spot of dessert, try some homemade chocolate in Mull, some delicious fudge in Gigha, or some mouth-watering tablet in Bute.
100 years ago, Campbeltown, on the Kintyre Peninsula, was the heart and soul of the whiskey industry and was regarded as the whiskey capital of the world with 29 distilleries. Today, Campbeltown is home to Glen Scotia, Springbank and Glengyle, and it also produces its own malt.
In recent years, gin has become popular and Argyll and Bute have created some delicious gins for people to enjoy.
Places of Cultural and Historical Interest
Argyll is a place steeped in history, which makes for a fascinating visit. From museums and art galleries showcasing local and national artefacts, to ancient castle ruins and old farming townships, there are plenty of cultural and historical places to visit here.
Argyll is a treasured part of the world that should definitely be on your bucket list!