East Kintyre

Visitor Information

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 and memorable.

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!

Where to Eat, What's On & What to Do

Miscellaneous Info

East Kintyre has two major routes -

Kintyre 66 and the Kintyre Way

Kintyre 66

A 66 mile loop around Kintyre! Explore the new Kintyre 66 route, taking in six 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 and Kintyre 66 Facebook Download the K66 Itinerary Planner Brochure Download the K66 Itinerary Map 

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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