Over 50 acres of garden. Walled garden and
herbaceous border.. Ferries to Isle of Ghia from Tayinloan -
gardens are about1.5 mile walks from pier.
Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden. Restored
Victorian fern house with collection of ferns. Restored garden
Three miles south of Rothesay
Bute on A844.
Easter - Oct - closed Mon and
Ardencraig Gardens. Rothesay.
Walled garden with pot plants and water garden.
E of Rothesay on A844.
Bute Museum situated behind the castle at
Bute sailing School. Sailing courses as well
as day sails and cruises to Islay distilleries, St Kilda and Ireland.
Battery Place Rothesay.
13th century circular castle.
in the Centre of Rothsay. Bute
Bute Discovery Centre. Grade A Listed Winter
Garden. 1920's domed building made of glass and iron.
By the seafront in Rothesay.
Mount Stuart. Victorian Gothic house. Three
hundred acres of landscape and woodland. Ranger service with guided
Five miles south of Rothesay.
Colonsay House Garden. Isle of
Woodland garden and walled garden. 30 acre informal woodland.
Ferries depart from Oban Sun.Wed. Fri or Kennacraig on Wed. Transport available from pier to garden.
Iona Abbey & Nunnery.
Founded by St Columba in 563.Take a pilgrimage to the birthplace of
Christianity. Sacred Iona Abbey is a peaceful stage with its ancient Celtic
crosses. Wander round the island. Best accessed via a regular passenger ferry at Fionnphort on Mull
which is non-bookable. Only
takes about ten minutes. Iona Abbey is run by
Historic Scotland and is open all year. a 15 minute walk from
and boat hire from Iona. If you appreciate the atmosphere of sea
then this is for you - sail with a poet!
Bird Watching & more:
comprehensive bird watching tours of
Ardbeg Distillery. Islay.
Take a tour and try a wee dram.
Three miles from Port Ellen.
Open all yar with winter restrictions.
Bowmore Distillery. The oldest distillery on
Off A846 on shores of Loch Indaal, Bowmore.
Bunnahabhain Distillery. Islay. Bunnahabhain
and Black Bottle, a blend of all seven Islay malts.
Visit by appointment.
Caol Ila Distilery. Tours and a wee
by Port Askaig on A846.
Lagavulin Distillery. Islay.
Three miles east of Port Ellen A846
Tours by appointment
Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve.
Guided walks are organised once a week. Hides provide views across
Loch Gruinart on north side of Islay
Duart Castle Mull. Home of Chief of Clan Maclean.
See fourteenth century keep, dungeons and state rooms. A ferry runs
from Oban weather permitting.
East side of Mull off A849 between Craignure and Lochdon.
Spring - Oct
Centre displays and interactive. Whale and dolphin watching trips
operated by Sea Life Surveys. Pre booking essential.
From Ledaig pontoon in Tobermory
Hebridean Whale &
Torosay Castle and Gardens
Mull. Twelve acres of
garden, terraced and woodland. Two miles south east of Craignure on
A849. You can arrive by steam train
Rail Miniature steam or diesel train. From Craignure to Torosay Castle where you can look around the gardens
Old Pier Station near Craignure ferry terminal
Easter - Oct
Tobermory Distillery The only distillery on
the island of Mull. In Tobermory.
Interesting site for 'lonely
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