Days Out Argyll and Bute


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Balamory
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Balamory
Tobermory with it's colourful waterfront was chosen by the BBC as the location of the popular children's television series Balamory. The houses are situated in Tobermory apart from Archie's Castle which is now a hotel called Fenton Tower in North Berwick and the Nursery shots were taken in Glasgow. Please note that Josie Jump's House is a...
Benmore Botanic Garden
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Benmore Botanic Garden
In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Benmore’s 120 acres boast over 300 species of rhododendron; Bhutanese and Chilean plantings and a spectacular avenue of Giant Redwoods.
Castle House Museum
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Castle House Museum
The Museum was set up through the enthusiasm and vision of the late Arthur Allan. It is operated by a Trust and is a Registered Charity. A recent legacy from Miss Josephine Bennett, a founder member, has allowed the Trust to extend the range of exhibits and develop its service to the local community. The first venture was a limited exhibition,...

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Duart Castle
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Duart Castle
One of the most spectacular and unique sites on the West Coast of Scotland, the position of Duart was well chosen. The castle stands on a crag at the end of the peninsular jutting out into the Sound of Mull at the intersection of the sound of Mull, Loch Linne and the Firth of Lorne and within view of the neighbouring castles of Dunstaffnage,...

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Inveraray Castle
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Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Castle is a unique piece of architecture and was the first of its size and type to be built on the West Coast of Scotland. Visitors to the Castle will be able to explore the many historical rooms available to the public, and helpful guides will answer any questions you might have . Both Morris and Adam died before the...
Inveraray Jail
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Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the exhibition of prison artefacts, then make your...
Kilchurn Castle
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Kilchurn Castle
Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy. Much enlarged in 1693 it incorporates the first purpose built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe. Open summer only. Regular sailings to Kilchurn by steamer from Loch Awe Pier.
Mount Stuart House and Gardens
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Mount Stuart House and Gardens
There is always so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, be it in the House, gardens or at our award winning Visitor Centre. Come and experience the best Bute has to offer in our Gift Shops, Restaurant and Farm Shop, or simply relax, explore and enjoy – Mount Stuart is truly a ‘must see’ in Scotland We have a purpose built...
Robertson Museum and Aquarium
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Robertson Museum and Aquarium
The Marine Station houses a small public museum and aquarium, named in honour of David Robertson . The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research at the Marine Station. The Station also houses part of the Robertson Collection — a...
Rothesay Castle
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Rothesay Castle
Built to an unusual circular plan, Rothesay Castle had a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland. Location In Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Ferry from Wemyss Bay on the A78. Region - Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire. Grid reference NS 088645 Post code PA20 0DA. Cycle Routes - Site on the National Cycle Network   ...
Sea Life Surveys
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Sea Life Surveys
Sea Life Surveys, established over twenty five years ago in 1982, was the first and is now the most experienced whale watching, porpoise, shark and dolphin watching, marine survey, and education programme in the UK. Establishing the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in 1992, Sea Life Surveys is still actively conducting a research programme...

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The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary
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The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary
Nestling in a mature spruce forest on the shores of beautiful Loch Creran the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary enjoys one of the most picturesque settings in Britain, and is home to some of the UK's most enchanting marine creatures. In crystal clear waters you can explore over 30 fascinating natural marine habitats containing everything from Octopus to...
Torosay Castle & Gardens
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Torosay Castle & Gardens
A visit to Torosay Castle and Gardens set on the magnificent Island of Mull is an experience not to be missed. We welcome you to a place whose beauty we hope to preserve for future generations, and we invite you to share in its delights with us. 

Welcome to the fantastic Scottish county of Argyll and Bute. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Argyll and Bute then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in Argyll and Bute if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Argyll and Bute. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of  Scottish Borders, Dunfries and Galloway, Lothian, Central, Tayside, Highlands, to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Argyll and Bute in and near :- Airdrie, Bearsden, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Dalmellington, Glasgow, Greenock, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Kirk of Shotts, Motherwell, Paisley, Wishaw.

Argyll and Bute  is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. The administrative centre for the council area is located in Lochgilphead.
Argyll and Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over 3,000 miles of coastline, and this is claimed to be more than for the whole of France.
The council area adjoins those of Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dumbartonshire. Its border runs through Loch Lomond.
The present council area was created in 1996, when it was carved out of the Strathclyde region, which was a two-tier local government region of 19 districts, created in 1975. Argyll and Bute merged togetheir the existing Argyll and Bute district and one ward of the Dumbarton district. The Dumbarton ward, called 'Helensburgh and Lomond', included the burgh of Helensburgh and consisted of an area to the west of Loch Lomond, north of the Firth of Clyde and mostly east of Loch Long.

Strathclyde is an area in Scotland made up of the following counties :- Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire.