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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Argyll and Bute. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Argyll and Bute is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Argyll and Bute

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    The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cobbler is one of the most charismatic of all of Scotland's mountains. 100 feet (30 m) shy of Munro status, it manages to outshine its higher neighbours with a …

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    Beinn Ìme

    Hiking Highlight

    Beinn Ìme is the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps, in the Southern Highlands. The mountain has a simple slope and a well-maintained path. As you might expect, at 3,316 …

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    Ben Vane

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben Vane is one of the Arrochar Alps and one of the smallest Munros at just short of 916m. It's also the fourth most southerly Munro. Those who've climbed Ben …

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    Beinn Narnain

    Hiking Highlight

    Beinn Narnain has a much rougher and rockier character than its neighbour, Beinn Ìme. The views—especially of the nearby Cobbler—are excellent.

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    Bridge of Orchy

    Hiking Highlight

    Just off the Bridge of Orchy are some tented seating with benches and fire pits.

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    Rannoch Moor

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Rannoch Moor is a wild and remote section of the West Highland Way and one of the last great wildernesses of Europe. On a good day this rugged and beautiful …

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    The Cobbler

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cobbler - also known as Ben Arthur - has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic shorter hillwalk. Extremely popular, the …

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    8

    McCaigs Tower

    Hiking Highlight

    This structure stands powerful above Oban

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    9

    Doune Byre Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    The Doune Bothy is like most Scottish mountain huts uncultivated, but equipped with fireplace and sleeping platform. It offers protection against wind, rain and midges.

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    10

    Kilchurn Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Quaint castle ruins on the northeastern shore of the beautiful Loch Awe, which can be visited for free. The upper observation deck was closed during our visit in May 2018. …

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    11

    Inverary

    Hiking Highlight

    In 1747 William Adam had drawn up plans for the creation of a new Inveraray. By 1770 little had been done, and the fifth Duke set about rebuilding the town …

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    12

    Ben Vorlich

    Hiking Highlight

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    Dunstaffnage Castle was built around the year 1220 by Duncan Dubhgall, son of Earl Somerled, on a large rock face overlooking the Firth of Lorne in the Argyll …

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    Inveroran Hotel

    Hiking Highlight

    The Inveroran Hotel is a good destination for hikers. There is a pub and those who do not stay here can at least replenish their water supplies and use the restroom.

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    15

    Oban Distillery

    Hiking Highlight

    The Oban Distillery has a very nice Visitor Shop

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    DUN NA CUAICHE, INVERARAY THIS is a great, short, steep walk up to an 18th-century watchtower above Loch Fyne, offering stunning views. It will get the blood pumping but can …

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    17

    Before the path leads from Loch Lomond into the interior, you will find several ideal spots for camping on a meadow right on the shore.

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    18

    Mam Carraigh

    Hiking Highlight

    This awe-inspiring view out over Loch Tulla and across to the Highland mountains beyond is a perfect place to stop and catch your breath before pushing on with your day. …

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    19

    Ben More

    Hiking Highlight

    High point on the Isle of Mull, Ben More is a Munro commonly left until last due to its location – and what a way to become a 282 completer. …

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    20

    Beinn Dorain

    Hiking Highlight

    Beinn Dorain is a 1,076m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. It towers over the A82. Poet Duncan MacIntyre wrote fondly about this mountain in his works. When I visited, …

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