For those looking to make their escape from Scotland’s major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, or if you're coming from an entirely different part of the world, there are few better and regions to explore than Argyll and Bute, the gateway to Scotland’s famous Highlands and Hebrides. Perfect for booking a long vacation stay at a local hotel, enjoying a relaxing time at a B&B, or simply camping in one of the region’s great parks, there is plenty to see and do during your visit. From trekking to pre-historic ruins like the 2,000 year old fortress at Carradale Point, to visiting important cultural sites like Iona Abbey, you'll run out of time before you run out of things to enjoy in Argyll and Bute.
Visit the Town of Helensburgh
Along the banks of the River Clyde just west of Glasgow, sits the picturesque Victorian town of Helensburgh, whose stately buildings, tree-lined streets, and waterside promenade make for the perfect break from city life. Here, visitors will also discover Hill House. Designed by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the turn of the 20th Century, you can now wander through this National Trust for Scotland site and explore the gorgeous manicured garden of the property.
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