East Kintyre has been a top holiday destination for many generations of visitors.

You’ll find a wide range of fabulous places to stay in the area, including hotels, guest houses, self-catering cottages or houses and camping and caravan parks . . . in fact, there’s something for every taste and budget. 

All our places to stay, eat, drink, visit, shop and meet people are collectively working together to create and deliver unique experiences so you can enjoy an amazing visit, which is welcoming, safe and memorable.   We want you to enjoy the best of what East Kintyre has to offer, but we would ask you to do so safely, and with the utmost respect to our community. The area has done exceptionally well in shielding itself from Covid-19 and with your help when visiting, by following the guidelines, not only will you have a fabulous holiday, we will welcome you with open arms (at a 2m distance!)!  For full up to date guidance please check the Scottish Government WebsiteAll we ask is that you do a little more planning before you visit, and check what is open and when, plus contact businesses direct so you can book ahead before you arrive.

To make a booking please contact the providers directly or for more information click on the website links, where available. Please mention this website when contacting accommodation providers: thank you!


We’re Good To Go

Look out for the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark. This means businesses across all sectors of the tourism industry in Scotland can demonstrate that they're adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment.

Going the Extra Mile

The communities and businesses in Argyll & the Isles have been immensely proud and energised to go the extra mile to welcome visitors in a safe and responsible way. 

Find out more at Going The Extra Mile

East Kintyre sits on two major routes

The Kintyre 66 and The Kintyre Way

Kintyre 66

A 66 mile loop around Kintyre! Explore the new Kintyre 66 route, taking in 6 stunning regions round one of Scotland's most scenic peninsulas.

Arrive by land, sea or air and explore on bike, foot or car. With so much to do, you'll never tire of Kintyre! Discover more at Kintyre 66

Kintyre Way - Long Distance Walk

Stretching from Tarbert at the North end of the peninsula to Southend in the South, the waymarked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula. Along 100 miles The Kintyre Way traverses the peninsula from east to west and back again, linking several settlements offering a range of services and facilities, including visitor attractions and transport options. Full details and maps at thekintyreway.com

Safety Guidance

The single track roads and walking on roads with no pavements may be a new experience for some of our visitors.  Here are a few helpful tips on how to keep safe and enjoy our surroundings.

With traffic increasing in the area and a number of people out walking on roads with no pavements, please, please, please can you take care and follow the HIGHWAY CODE FOR WALKING ON ROADS.

If there is no pavement, keep to the right-hand side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic. You should take extra care and be prepared to walk in single file, especially on narrow roads or in poor light keep close to the side of the road.

It may be safer to cross the road well before a sharp right-hand bend so that oncoming traffic has a better chance of seeing you. Cross back after the bend. https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/rules-for-pedestrians.html

Dolphins in Carradale
Anthony Gormley Statue - Saddell Bay
The Great Carradale Canter

A warm welcome awaits all runners to the annual Carradale Canter (5k and 10k).

Naomi Mitchison

Our most famous resident of the recent past, the author Naomi Mitchison


Local Band Rhuvaal release their music video of song The Harbour. 

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