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Places to visit near Loch Awe

What’s on your holiday bucket list?

These are some of our favourite days out in the area – and when you stay with Argyll Holidays at Loch Awe you can even get some great discounts too.

Wild Adventures

Whether you explore Loch Awe and the surrounding area by land or by sea, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The View

Overlooking the stunning Oban Bay, The View runs regular 2 hour ceilidhs to give you a true insight to the fascinating music and culture of Scotland. Their expert guides will give you the ultimate Highland experience, and an unforgettable evening of fun and friendship.

Exclusive Discount: 10% off entry. (Book in Advance – Discount Code AH20)


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Seafari Adventures

Seafari offer Wildlife Tours visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World’s Third Largest Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins and whales feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white-tailed sea eagle and golden eagle. Their two-hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area.

Exclusive Discount: 10% off Full Price – Simply flash your accommodation key! 


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Kintail Birds of Prey

Kintail Birds of Prey offers hands-on falconry experience, refreshments and baby bird handling for the little ones. Discover more about these majestic creatures and come face to face with a variety of breeds.

Exclusive Discount: 20% off entry – Book online with discount code ARGYLLCUSTOMER


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Basking Shark Scotland

Basking Shark Scotland is an innovative wildlife tour business based in Oban on the west coast of Scotland who run a range of exciting and adventurous wildlife experiences.

Come aboard and let their fantastic team of marine biologists show you the best of what they have to offer. You can choose to swim, snorkel and kayak with sharks, seals and other amazing native marine life or simply enjoy the rich experiences from the boat!

  • Seal & Lagoon Day Tour – swim, snorkel or kayak the amazing lagoon.
  • Puffin & Wildlife Tour – visit the seabird colonies of the Treshnish.
  • Wild Swimming – join us for a dip around the Isles.
  • Private boat charter – bespoke trips where you choose.
  • SUP – stand up paddleboarding session around the Oban coastline.

Use code ARGHOL22 at checkout to enjoy an exclusive 10% discount! 

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Culture and History

Learn more about the fascinating history of the area at the Dunollie museum or discover one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements, all within a short drive of Loch Awe!

Oban Distillery

Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland’s oldest sources of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is just a short meander from the sea. When expansion isn’t an option and the volume produced is limited, Oban distillery stands on quality, authenticity, and heritage.

Tour the distillery and see where the magic happens.


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Cruachan Visitor Centre

Cruachan Visitor Centre

Situated among some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery is one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements. A power station buried one kilometre below the ground. At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London. Take the tour and be blown away.

Exclusive Discount: £5 Adult Entry – Simply flash your accommodation key!


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Dunollie Museum

As the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall, Dunollie holds over 1000 years of fascinating history. Walk up to the ancient castle ruins and come upon breathtaking views across Oban bay and the Isles beyond. Wonder around Dunollie’s enchanting woodland space and visit the 1745 House Museum. This summer only, uncover sublime textiles through the Women of Dunollie Exhibition.

Exclusive Discount: 10% off entry – Simply flash your accommodation key or quote ‘Argyll Customer’ when booking via email or over the phone.

Pre-booking essential.


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There are so many incredible places to explore near Loch Awe Holiday Park

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