Described as an island attached to the mainland, Argyllshire is staggeringly beautiful and wonderfully placed for sight-seeing.
The landscape is rich, wild and often rugged but above all it’s diverse. Take time to explore the ancient woodlands of Knapdale and follow the Scottish Beaver Trail, cycle (or even sail) through the 9 mile Crinan Canal, reputed to be the country’s most beautiful shortcut or visit one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles. Alternatively plan to visit just some of the 800 ancient monuments that are scattered throughout the peninsula, with a large concentration around Kilmartin Glen, one of the world’s most significant archaeological landscapes. Sites including Stone Circles, Standing Stones and Rock Art and make sure you visit Kilmartin Museum.
Furnace Village is ideally situated, some 7 miles south of Inveraray on the A83 and the banks of Loch Fyne and there are plenty of good Bed and Breakfasts and Self-catering places to stay.