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Situated on the banks for the beautiful River Earn, Braidhaugh Holiday Park offers guests very comfortable accommodation in spectacular surroundings.
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Erigmore Leisure Park is a picturesque countryside park on the site of the old ’Birnam Wood’, made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
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Surrounded by picturesque countryside in the heart of rural Perthshire, just 10 miles from the fair city of Perth, this beautifully located park sits near the rivers Tay and Isla and boasts views of the Grampian Mountains.
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Castlewood Lodges

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Castlewood Lodges is set against a dramatic backdrop of lush wooded valleys and majestic mountains in the heart of Royal Deeside providing mountain views in a tranquil environment.
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Duchally Country Estate is set in prime Perthshire parkland near to Gleneagles and is the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.
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Located at the south end of Loch Lochy in the Great Glen, close to the Caledonian Canal in an excellent area for touring the Highlands, Gairlochy boasts some of the most spectacular views in Scotland.
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Highland Park

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Highland Park sits within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in a rural setting at the edge of the conservation Village of Killin.
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Situated in the picture postcard village of Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the world-famous Loch Ness, our cosy glamping pods and spacious holiday homes are the perfect home away from home for the modern adventurer.
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New for 2023 Loch Tay Highland Lodges in located in Perthshire surrounded by mountains, lochs and rivers.
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This is ’Rob Roy country’, dominated by the impressive peaks of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.
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Set amidst the Angus Glens and the traditional Scottish heather clad moorlands, this tranquil David Bellamy Gold award winning park has its own 20 acres of private woodland walks and features a stunning pond.
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River Edge offers you all the benefits of a family owned and run park combined with a wonderful setting beside tranquil River Earn.
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Set in the picturesque countryside, the Royal Arch Holiday Park in Aberdeenshire has stunning collection of holiday homes and lodges with your very own outdoor hot tub.
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Ruthven Falls

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Ruthven Falls is part of our prestigious Evermore Luxury Lodge Collection. An exclusive development of two and three bedroom luxurious and spacious lodges some with their very own private hot tubs.
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Strathyre Lodges

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Located among the scenic lochs and mountains of the Trossachs, this beautiful setting is overlooked by the majestic Ben Ledi, which provides a stunning backdrop to the cabins which are all nestled between the heart of the forest and the banks of Loch Lubnaig.
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argyllshire-and-islands Park & Visitor Guide

Embark on a journey to Argyllshire and the Islands, where Scotland's rugged beauty meets the tranquil waters of the west coast. Here, families can dive into a treasure trove of activities from kayaking the serene lochs to exploring ancient castles like the iconic Duart Castle on Mull. Seafood enthusiasts will relish the fresh catches in Oban, dubbed 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. Did you know? The region is home to the world's third-largest whirlpool, the Corryvreckan. Opting for a family break at a UK holiday park in Argyllshire offers a blend of comfort and adventure, with the added bonus of creating lasting memories amidst stunning scenery.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Argyllshire And Islands?

Argyllshire and the Islands are a blend of rugged coastlines, lush forests, and historical sites. It's a place where nature's beauty is on full display, and the local history is as rich as the landscapes. In 2024, look out for new attractions and facilities at holiday parks, enhancing your stay. The area hosts vibrant festivals, like the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, offering a taste of Scottish culture. Opting for a holiday park here means you're never far from an adventure or a peaceful retreat. It's unique because of its blend of island life, wildlife, and the chance to explore castles and ancient standing stones.

If you're visiting Argyllshire And Islands with kids

Absolutely, Argyllshire and the Islands are a playground for kids. They can explore castles like Inveraray, meet sea creatures at the Ocean Explorer Centre, and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and pony trekking. Holiday parks in the UK, especially in this region, are geared towards families, offering kids' clubs, indoor pools, and adventure playgrounds.

  1. Weather-appropriate clothing – it can be unpredictable!
  2. Swimwear for pool days and beach excursions
  3. Sturdy shoes for walks and adventures
  4. Outdoor gear like bikes or scooters
  5. Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  6. First-aid kit for any little scrapes
  7. Games and books for quiet evenings
  8. Sunscreen and hats, even in Scotland!
  9. Waterproofs – essential for any UK holiday
  10. Snacks for day trips and picky eaters

Pet Friendly Argyllshire And Islands Adventures

Argyllshire and the Islands are a treat for pets, with many holiday parks welcoming furry friends. You'll find pet-friendly pubs like The Oystercatcher in Otter Ferry and The Galley of Lorne Inn in Ardfern. Tips for visiting with pets include bringing their bed for comfort, and checking in advance for any restrictions on beaches or trails.

Dog walking ideas in Argyllshire And Islands

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Crinan Canal Path 9 Canal and woodland PA31 8SW
Puck's Glen 2.5 Waterfalls and forest PA23 8QT
Iona Beach Walk 3 Beach and historic ruins PA76 6SJ
Benmore Botanic Garden Varies Gardens and redwoods PA23 8QU
Kilmartin Glen 3 Ancient sites and meadows PA31 8RQ

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks boast on-site restaurants, offering convenience after a day of exploring. Local cuisine includes fresh seafood and traditional Scottish dishes like Cullen Skink. For a family-friendly pub, check out The George Hotel in Inveraray. Couples might enjoy the intimate setting of The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant in Port Appin.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Argyllshire and the Islands are rife with activity centres like Argyll Adventure in Inveraray, offering horse riding, laser tag, and crossbow. Watersports enthusiasts can head to Loch Lomond Wakeboard for some adrenaline-pumping fun. Prices vary, with family passes often available, and seasonal opening times typically run from Easter to October.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Loch Lomond Shores Shopping Centre Branded goods, local crafts G83 8QL
Benmore Botanic Garden Shop Gift Shop Plants, books, souvenirs PA23 8QU
Inveraray Jail Gift Shop Specialty Shop Historical gifts, toys PA32 8TX
Oban Chocolate Company Confectionery Handmade chocolates PA34 5PX
Isle of Mull Cheese Local Produce Artisan cheeses PA65 6AY


Top Parks for 2024 in Argyllshire And Islands

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, Argyll and Bute

Driving Distance: 1 hour 20 minutes | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village

About this park: Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village is nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Loch Goil, offering an array of facilities including a nine-hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, and a selection of eateries, making it an ideal retreat for families and nature enthusiasts.

For the kids - Children will be thrilled with the on-site entertainment, which includes a children's play area, mini-golf, and an arcade. The Go Active programme offers activities such as archery, fencing, and snorkelling, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

What's on-site? Adults can relax at the Sequoia Spa, while the whole family can enjoy the on-site Rob Roy Lounge & Bar and The View Restaurant for dining options. The park also features a convenience store, a leisure centre with a gym, sauna, and a steam room alongside the swimming pool with stunning loch views.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, a 45-minute drive away, where you can enjoy hiking, boating, and wildlife watching. The Argyll Wildlife Park is a 30-minute drive, offering family-friendly animal encounters. Entry fees vary, with discounts often available for families.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from cosy caravans to luxurious lodges, some with hot tubs, catering to couples, groups, and families. Many options are pet-friendly, so your furry friends can join the holiday fun.


Family Days Out In Argyllshire And Islands

Mount Stuart House and Gardens

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, generally 10:00 - 18:00
  • Prices: Adults £13.00, Children £6.50
  • Postcode: PA20 9LR
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Mount Stuart House is a spectacular Gothic mansion with extensive gardens on the Isle of Bute. It's a hit with families who appreciate architecture and nature. The house boasts incredible interiors and an art collection, while the gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll. They've recently introduced interactive exhibits that kids love. The best time to visit is spring through autumn when the gardens are in full bloom. Tip: Check their events calendar for family-friendly activities before you go.

Phone number: 01700 503877 | Web: www.mountstuart.com


Oban Distillery

  • Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 (Tours hourly)
  • Prices: Adults £10.00, Children (8-17) £5.00
  • Postcode: PA34 5NH
  • Est. time required: 1-1.5 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking nearby

Oban Distillery is a treat for parents, but they've got stuff for kids too. Located right in the heart of Oban, it's one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky. They've got a visitor centre that's been revamped recently, making the tour even more engaging. The best time to visit is on a weekday when it's less crowded. Tip: Book your tour online in advance to secure your spot.

Phone number: 01631 572004 | Web: www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/oban/


Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions

  • Opening Times: Tours typically start at 09:30
  • Prices: Adults £75.00, Children £37.50
  • Postcode: PA75 6QB
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: Depends on pickup point

For families who love wildlife, the Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions are a must. You'll get the chance to spot eagles, otters, and even whales with an experienced guide. They've recently upgraded their binoculars and scopes, so you're even more likely to see the good stuff. The expeditions are best enjoyed in the warmer months. Tip: Dress in layers and bring waterproofs – the weather can change quickly!

Phone number: 01688 400415 | Web: www.torrbuan.com


Kilmartin Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30 (Apr-Oct), reduced hours off-season
  • Prices: Adults £7.00, Children Free
  • Postcode: PA31 8RQ
  • Est. time required: 1-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Kilmartin Museum is a hidden gem for families interested in ancient history and archaeology. It's located in an area rich with prehistoric sites and standing stones. They've recently introduced more hands-on exhibits for kids. Visit during the summer for the full experience, including guided walks. Tip: Grab a museum trail leaflet – it'll guide you to nearby historical sites.

Phone number: 01546 510278 | Web: www.kilmartin.org


Argyll Adventure

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (Apr-Sep), weekends only off-season
  • Prices: Activity prices vary
  • Postcode: PA31 8QH
  • Est. time required: 2-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Argyll Adventure is an action-packed day out for the whole family. With horse riding, laser tag, and a climbing wall, there's something for everyone. They've recently added an archery range. Summer is definitely the best time to visit for the full range of activities. Tip: Check out their family passes for discounts on multiple activities.

Phone number: 01499 302611 | Web: www.argylladventure.com


Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00 (Apr-Oct)
  • Prices: Free (Donations welcome)
  • Postcode: PA75 6QA
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby streets

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust offers an educational yet thrilling experience, especially for budding marine biologists. The visitor centre in Tobermory provides loads of interactive displays about marine life. They've got a new VR experience that's a big hit. The best time to visit is during the summer for the chance of spotting whales and dolphins from the shore. Tip: Check the sightings board for recent spots before heading out.

Web: www.hwdt.org


When planning a trip to any of these attractions, consider staying at one of the many holiday parks in Argyllshire and Islands. They offer comfortable accommodation and are often located in stunning settings, making them a perfect base for exploring the region's natural beauty and attractions.

FAQs

This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a blend of outdoor adventure and home comforts. Holiday parks in Argyllshire And Islands, like Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, offer a range of accommodations from cosy caravans to plush lodges, many with stunning views. Facilities often include pools, play areas, and entertainment, ensuring there's something for everyone.

What should I pack when visiting Argyllshire And Islands?

Pack for all weathers – waterproofs and layers are key. Don't forget your walking boots for exploring the rugged landscapes. If you're staying somewhere like Hunter's Quay Holiday Village, bring swim gear for the pool and sports equipment if you fancy a game of tennis or archery.

Is Argyllshire And Islands a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely, it's quieter and the scenery is just as spectacular. Wrap up for beach walks or forest trails. Plus, holiday parks like Argyll Holidays often have indoor facilities, so you can enjoy swimming or soft play even when it's chilly outside.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, holiday parks with hot tubs, such as Loch Awe Holiday Park, ensure a thorough clean and water change between guests. They maintain high standards, so you can slip into sparkling clean, warm waters upon arrival.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many parks in Argyllshire And Islands are pet-friendly, like Loch Lomond Holiday Park. They understand that pets are part of the family. Just check the park's pet policy before booking, as there might be a small additional charge.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

Booking in advance is recommended, especially during peak times. Parks like Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village offer online booking systems. For activities that fill up quickly, like boat tours or guided walks, it's best to secure your spot early.

What dining options are available within the holiday parks?

You'll find a variety of dining options, from casual cafes to more formal restaurants. For example, Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village has an on-site restaurant with a menu that caters to all, including kids. Some parks also offer takeaway services for a cosy night in.

Are there any discounts for local attractions?

Yes, holiday parks often have partnerships with local attractions. Check with the reception at places like Hunter's Quay Holiday Village for discount vouchers or special offers for guests to nearby castles, wildlife tours, or adventure parks.

What are the best nearby beaches for families?

Argyllshire boasts beautiful beaches. Ganavan Sands near Oban is a hit with families for its sandy shore and facilities. Also, check out Ettrick Bay on the Isle of Bute for its wide expanse of sand and on-site café – perfect for a family day out.

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