'Perfect for walkers, golfers and people seeking tranquility '.
Kintyre's accessible but reasonably remote location is one of its best assets, affording peace, a quiet and leisurely pace of life, and the opportunity to visit areas and attractions without queues and throngs of visitors. Additionally the wealth of historic assets and stunning landscapes provides a backdrop of a great journey of discovery.
The Kintyre Way walk opened in 2006 and enables walkers of all abilities to walk the length and breadth of Kintyre in relative isolation and safety. The walk which accumulates to approximately 86 miles is divided into manageable sections to give walkers of all abilities time to rest and enjoy good food and hospitable accommodation before and after each section.
Why not take the time to explore the areas there and see any historical items of interest such as Saddell Abbey, Tarbert Castle, Skipness Castle and of course the scenic Mull of Kintyre while exploring local walks.
There are a good number of shorter walks across Kintyre with some fantastic stretches of coastline to savour as you explore the peninsula. For more information please visit the Kintyre Walking section.
Scotland, the home of golf, has a real treat in store for you in Kintyre. There are 6 mainland courses to choose from including The Machrihanish Golf Club , Kintyre's oldest course established in 1876 featuring both an 18 hole Championship Course and the 9 hole Pans Course - a must for any golf fanatic!
Other courses include Tarbert, Carradale, Dunaverty, Machrihanish Dunes and the Isle of Gigha golf course just a short journey by ferry from mainland Kintyre. For more information please visit the Kintyre Golf section.
Kintyre has an abundance of wildlife, including rare Golden Eagles and a variety of birds of prey, otters, deer, seals and much more as you navigate your way around the peninsula.
Alot of the wildlife can be seen in multiple locations throughout Kintyre, with seal colonies often basking in the summer sun between 50 and 100 yards of the coastline, perfect for photo opportunities and observing wildlife in it's natural habitat.
Machrihanish has a Seabird and Wildlife Observatory sits at one of the final points for many migrating birds perfect for a spot of birdwatching or photography.