Tucked away on the East coast of Kintyre, Carradale is a small fishing village 16 miles north of Campbeltown. Its very picturesque harbour with its small fishing fleet offers stunning views across the Sound of Arran and the wonderful Carradale Bay with wide stretch of sandy beach to the south is perfect for walks and swims in shallow waters.

Beinn-an-Tuirc Gin Distillery

Kintyre Gin is sustainably produced using our very own renewable energy, powered from the small hydro-electric scheme at Torrisdale Castle Estate. Our water is sourced from the hill from which we take our name. ‘Beinn an Tuirc’ translates from gaelic as ‘The Hill of the Wild Boar’ and is the highest point in Kintyre, located above our distillery building. We are not currently open for tours but work on our visitor centre will start in the Autumn and when that is complete we will be able to offer visitors the full Kintyre Gin experience!

Carradale Hotel

Across from the golf course, this traditional countryside hotel features stylish, country-inspired rooms - individually decorated with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings. They feature en suite bathrooms, TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, and garden views. Room service is available.

3 Airds, Carradale East, Campbeltown, PA28 6RY · 01583 431223

Ashbank Hotel, Carradale

The Ashbank is located in the beautiful fishing village of Carradale on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula, with views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran and Ailsa Craig. An ideal location being just a short walk from sandy beaches and the working harbour. Situated in the heart of the village, we have a different walk for every day of the week, starting from our front door! The Kintyre Way runs through Carradale, making us a great base for Kintyre Way walkers and cyclists alike. The hotel is also within easy access to all ferry ports to the surrounding islands of Islay, Jura, Arran and Gigha.

Airds, Carradale, PA28 6RY · 01583 431 650 · Send us an e-mail · Visit our website

On the east side of the beach is Carradale Point, where the Scottish Wildlife Trust has a nature reserve with feral goats, and a good example of a vitrified fort built more than 2000 years ago on a small tidal island off the headland.

There are several pleasant walks with good views across to Arran laid out in the woods around Carradale, for which the best starting point is the car park at Port na Storm on the road into the village.

The village also boasts a 9-hole golf course and salmon and trout can be fished on the Carradale River during the summer months.