Welcome to an enchanting expedition through Argyll, where Scotland's natural splendour and vibrant history converge in a mesmerizing tapestry.
Set out on a remarkable journey by train to Argyll and allow us to sweep you away to a realm of scenic wonders, charming towns, and unforgettable experiences.
Why Visit Argyll?
Argyll calls out to adventurers, history aficionados, and seekers of tranquillity with its unspoiled landscapes, rugged coastlines, and serene lochs.
Taking the train to Argyll means travelling on one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world – the West Highland Line. Jump on board at Glasgow Queen Street station and along the way you can discover Arrochar & Tarbet, where you can enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond, and Loch Awe where you can visit Kilchurn Castle and St Conan’s Kirk. For unbeatable scenery, head to Ardlui, or view the Falls of Lora from Connel Ferry. Avid hikers will be familiar with Crianlarich or Tyndrum stations where you can join the famous West Highland Way.
Things to do in Argyll
Adventure beckons in every direction in Argyll. Explore hiking trails leading to panoramic vistas, partake in thrilling water sports on pristine lochs, and unlock the mysteries of ancient castles and standing stones. The great outdoors, wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences await your discovery, promising a tapestry of memories to be woven.
If you fancy visiting the shores of one of Scotland’s most picturesque lochs, catch the train to Loch Awe, a tranquil haven nestled amid the sublime beauty of the Highlands. Explore the ruins of Kilchurn Castle, perched on the loch's edge, and take leisurely walks along its shores, absorbing the peace that nature bestows.
For those seeking a charming seaside experience, a train journey to Helensburgh is a delightful choice. This picturesque town in the Argyll region is nestled on the shores of the Firth of Clyde and offers a perfect blend of Victorian elegance and maritime charm. Stroll along the scenic promenade, explore the town's boutique shops, and visit the Hill House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Shopping in Argyll
Embark on a unique shopping escapade in Argyll's quaint villages and towns, where treasures await at every corner. Discover artisanal markets, stylish boutiques, and opportunities to take home locally crafted souvenirs and traditional Scottish textiles. Your train journey to Argyll opens doors to shopping havens that offer an authentic taste of the local culture.
Eating out in Argyll
Argyll's culinary scene is a delight for gastronomes. Indulge in a symphony of flavours, from fresh seafood to farm-to-table delights and authentic Scottish cuisine. Whether you're dining in a cosy pub or savouring fine-dining dishes with captivating loch views, Argyll's restaurants offer a true journey for the taste buds.
Days out from Argyll
While Argyll itself is a treasure trove of exploration, its strategic train stations make it an ideal launchpad for exciting day trips. Hop on the train to Oban, the "Gateway to the Isles," and from here you can embark on a ferry to the stunning Isle of Mull - a land of rugged beauty and diverse landscapes. Explore the colourful town of Tobermory, take in the dramatic views from the historic Duart Castle, or venture to the unique Isle of Iona, a spiritual haven steeped in history. The allure of Oban and its nearby islands is a testament to the extraordinary diversity that Scotland's western coast has to offer.
Staying in Argyll
Extend your Argyll adventure by staying in accommodation that reflects the region's character. Choose from charming bed and breakfasts, luxurious hotels, or cozy cottages, each offering a home away from home. Fall asleep to nature's lullaby and wake up to breathtaking views, all while experiencing the warm hospitality that Argyll is renowned for.
Find out more with useful links:
- Visit Scotland website
- ScotRail Highland Explorer - a must-see for adventurers heading to Argyll
- Want to know more about Oban in Argyll?
Embark on a train odyssey to Argyll, where captivating landscapes, cherished experiences, and unforgettable memories await. Secure your tickets now, and let the grand adventure commence!
Ways to save...
- Spirit of Scotland travel pass : 1-2 weeks of train, ferry and coach travel covering the whole country
- Rail & Sail : combine train and ferry travel into one ticket for more convenience and better value
- Kids for a Quid: every paying adult can take up to four children aged 5-15 with them for £1 return each
- Railcards : see if you could save with a national or regional Railcard