The Argyll and Stirling region is a stunning natural region of mountains, lochs and isles in the western coast of Scotland. The scenery in Argyll and Stirling, Scotland, is simply staggering, with rocky mountain ridges hiding small towns, picturesque lochs and many, many miles of windswept moors and unspoilt countryside. There are a huge number of famous places to visit from an Argyll and Stirling house or cottage, from the Mull of Kintyre to the Isles of Mull and Jura, and from the new city of Stirling to the remote coastal town of Campbelltown.
It would be impossible to adequately cover the huge array of things to do available from a holiday rental property in Argyll and Stirling, from the golf, water sports, nature walks, fishing and urban attractions. The Argyll tourist information office will be able to give you routes, permits and advice on anything you may wish to try during your stay in Argyll and Stirling holiday cottages.
There is a vast amount to entertain visitors to self catering property in Argyll and Stirling. Holiday cottages are both cosy and remote throughout the majority of the region, giving nature lovers the opportunity to relax in truly beautiful and unspoilt natural scenery. Walking holidays take full advantage of the fantastic setting in which an Argyll and Stirling house rental is in, with walkers and mountaineers coming from across Europe to marvel at the spectacular scenery, which is made extra special by the soft, changing light of the evening. Horse riding holidays and mountain biking holidays also thrive from an Argyll and Stirling house rental.
You could easily walk for a full week from an Argyll and Stirling holiday cottage without ever having to take the same route twice, and if you can walk with a fishing rod, there are some exceptionally good spots to cast for trout, whether on Loch Lomond, around the Isles of Oban, Mull and Lorn or an any number of lochs and rivers in the area. You may even be able to spot otters, seals, dolphins, whales and puffins whilst down by the coast too.
Being the home of Golf, there are a huge number of golf courses in Argyll and Stirling that you can play. There are 55 golf courses in Argyll and Stirling, offering spectacular scenery and some very challenging playing conditions.
The city of Stirling is a magnificent holiday destination. Self catering Stirling accommodation is all fairly close to the centre, as the city is clustered around the famous Stirling Castle. Sitting high on an extinct volcano, Stirling Castle makes for essential viewing from any house in Stirling, holiday cottage in the surrounding area or self catering Stirling accommodation anywhere in the region! The cobbled streets of the old town house the famous William Wallace Monument, testament to Scotland’s troubled past.
The climate of Argyll and Stirling is usually quite good, similar to that of the rest of the UK. However, due to its location on the Atlantic coast, conditions can be tough and unpredictable. Packing a good jacket and warm jumper is probably a good idea whatever time of year you visit a self catering Argyll and Stirling house, apartment or holiday cottage.
Both Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh (EDI) Airports are located on the edge of the Argyll and Stirling area of Scotland, making this remote area surprisingly easy to get to. There are two main ferry companies offering services between the islands, Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferries.