Once the self-proclaimed 'whisky capital' of the world, Campbeltown still retains three whisky distilleries. Head up the East coast to Torrisdale, and you'll find Torrisdale Castle, home to one of the newest and most ecologically sound gin distilleries in Scotland, powered entirely by renewable energy.


Kintyre is the cradle of the nation - the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland, and more recently Campbeltown was the self-declared whisky capital of the world. Local museums give a valuable insight into the natural and social history of this fascinating peninsula.

Boats and sail

Whether you're looking for a fast service to Ballycastle or a harbour where you can stock up on the essentials - Kintyre offers a choice of options from its three main marinas in Tarbert (Loch Fyne), Carradale and Campbeltown.


Surrounded by water including the Atlantic Ocean, the Kintyre peninsula is home to several award-winning and 'must-play' golf courses. From the original Machrihanish championship course to the smaller holiday-friendly nine hole course at Carradale - you've a course close by wherever you're based.