You will already be on the shores of Loch Awe with views across the water to the mountains beyond, just idyllic but if you want more there is so much to see and do in around the Loch Awe region. Go exploring and find out but here are a few ideas.
Loch Awe - Scotland's longest loch at 41km and third largest freshwater loch in Scotland. It is renowned for its trout, salmon and pike fishing. The loch has many little islands, old castle ruins including Kilchurn Castle, ancient crannogs and little bays. Hire a boat and go exploring.
Kilchurn Castle (10 miles) - Standing imposingly and spectacularly at the head of Loch Awe on what was once an island. Probably the most photographed castle in Scotland.
Kilchurn Castle (11 miles) - At the north eastern corner of Loch Awe lies Kilchurn Castle, built in the 15th century by Sir Colin Campbell, probably the most photographed castle in Scotland.
St Conan's Kirk (12 miles) - Nestled on the banks of Loch Awe, Saint Conan's Kirk has been providing visitors with an enchanting experience and many magical and almost unbelievable stories.
Duncan Bhan's Monument (12 miles) - One of Glen Orchy's most famous sons, the extraordinary granite monument (44 feet high) is found on the Old Military Road between Inveraray and Dalmally
Cruachan Power Station - The Hollow Mountain (14 miles) -The reservoir stands at 1,315ft and the Power Station is built deep into the mountain. Visitors can book a trip to go inside "The Hollow Mountain" which resembles a spectacular James Bond film set inside.
Inveraray (14 miles) - The town of Inveraray and Inveraray Castle (home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, also the original HQ of the Clan Campbell since the early 15th century). Visit Inveraray Jail, the sailing vessel 'The Arctic Penguin' and old The Bell Tower.
Inveraray Jail (14 miles) - 19th-century jail with interactive exhibits & live actors.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum, by Inveraray (14 miles) - An original old township that has been preserved, providing a fascinating insight of the way of life of the highlander.
Ben Cruachan (15 miles) - Challenging walks, scrambles and mountain biking up and around a 1,124m mountain. This is the highest point in Argyll and Bute.
Inverawe Smokery & Fisheries (20 miles) - Inverawe Smokery, cafe and shop offer fishing and finding out how salmon is smoked, explore many trails and tracks and feed the fish.
Inverawe Country Park (20 miles) - Set at the foot of the imposing Ben Cruachan and surrounded by old beech and oak woods offering spectacular views to the River Awe and down into Glen Lonan.
Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt (20 miles) - The most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain and was once the main iron-smelting centre for Scotland providing the cannon and shot for the British navy.
Sea Life Centre and Marine Aquarium, Benderloch (30 miles) - Situated on Loch Creran, offers many marine exhibit including native Scottish sharks to loveable seals having fun their pool.
Oban (32 miles) - The Gateway to the Isles with many ferries heading off to many fascinating islands. A popular coastal and historic town, great shopping, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Oban Distillery (32 miles) - Situated in the heart of Oban, a popular whisky distillery that offers tasting tours.
Argyll & Further Afield
Just a few of the many highlights, but there are so many wonderful sights to see and do. Head off for the day, go exploring and you will see some incredible views, locations and sights.
Loch Etive (38 miles) - Cruises, boat trips and boat hire. Stunning highland surroundings.
Castle Stalker, Loch Linnhe (40 miles) - The photogenic Castle Stalker sat on a little island near Port Appin was built back in 16th century and well restored, the ancestral home of the Stewarts of Appin.
Killin & Loch Tay - (41 miles) - Lovely village at the head of Loch Tay with the scenic Falls of Dochart tumbling through.
Easdale & Corryvreckan Whirlpool (48 miles) - The world's third largest whirlpool and an incredible phenonema is located between the islands of Scarba and Jura and gives the opportunity to see some incredible wildlife. Take a boat trip out to see this wonderful sight from the pretty little fishing village of Easdale.
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (45 miles) - Beautiful and popular area for visitors along the shores of the famous Loch Lomond. Pop in to the Loch Lomond Visitor Centre.
Glen Coe Visitor Centre (52 miles) - Outstanding walking and climbing country and some wonderful views. Glencoe stands just half a mile from Signal Rock. This was from where the signal was given which resulted in the horrendous massacre of the Macdonalds of Glencoe by the Campbells of Glen Lyon back in 1692.
Glencoe Village (52 miles) - The conical peak of the 2,430 feet of the iconic Pap of Glencoe dominates the village, take a short walk around Glencoe Lochan.
James of the Glen Monument, by Ballachulish (53 miles) - James of the Glen was wrongly hanged back in 1752 after the notorious 'Appin Murder'.
Ben Nevis & Fort William (68 miles) - The heart of adventure Scotland, take the cable car up to the ski area or enjoy fabulous views from the mountain restaurant and great walks up Britain's highest mountain.