Set in wonderfully secluded and idyllic surroundings, the castle is within easy reach of the bustling harbour town of Campbeltown (3 miles) where you will find an array of great independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. The town is also home to three major distilleries, the Campbeltown Heritage Centre, Dalintober Beach and the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden.
Heading to the west of the peninsula you will come to the thriving coastal village of Machrihanish (5.5 miles), home of the internationally famous Machrihanish Golf Club and the superb Machrihanish Seabird/Wildlife Observatory where you can spot rare birds including Balearic shearwaters and Leach’s petrels. This breathtaking part of the Kintyre Peninsula can be accessed by road, plane or ferry, and is known for its unspoiled beauty, splendid long white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. The peninsula is an ideal destination for golfers, cyclists, nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts and walkers following the Kintyre Way.
Other local attractions include Westport Beach – a popular surfing spot (8 miles), Tangy Mill (10 miles), Lussa Loch (10.5 miles), Smerby Castle (6 miles), Dunaverty Rock and St Columba’s Chapel, Footprints and Holy Well (both 8.5 miles). You can also take a ferry or boat trip out to explore islands including Gigha, Arran, Islay and Jura.