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The Kintyre Peninsula - Finding the Best Spots
Next month will see me staging a return to the Kintyre Peninsula as I continue my adventures around Argyll. Having taken on the coastal areas around Oban, the lochs in central and eastern Argyll and dabbled in the Cowal Peninsula, this will be my final stretch of the massive region to be explored this year. Having not been down this far in many a year though, I'm reaching out for pointers and suggestions from you good people. Do you have any top recommendations, perhaps some off the beaten path?
Here's what I have lined up so far:
Campbeltown - my whisky habit will take me back to this former epicentre of Scotch. Springbank Distillery is one of the few remaining and I'm desperate to finally make it in person.
Machrihanish - I do love a good west coast beach, this seems an obvious one regardless of the weather.
Ruins - I'll be on the prowl for castles, there are a few more remote ones that I'm going to attempt to hunt down. Skipness is certainly on the list!
Gigiha - of course a day trip over to the magical Isle of Gigha is on the cards. I have never been here at all and would love to hear anyone's thoughts on it.
I'll update on my highlights from this 5 day trip on my return but do let me know if you have any stories of your own to tell!
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