For non-divers the Loch Fyne area boasts some great attractions such as Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail and Kilmartin Glen, famous for its burial cairns, rock carvings, and standing stones, as well as the remains of Tarbert, Skipness and Carnassarie Castles.
Tarbert is a centre of the Scottish seafood industry and produces prawns, scallops, lobster, crabs and kippers. You can find a feast at Prentice Seafoods near the Portavadie ferry terminal or Dougal Johnson’s near the tourist information centre in the village.
As well as the superb sea food this area is renowned for the whisky it produces. Why not visit the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Tours of the distillery are available. For more information on tours, times and availability, email the distillery or telephone 01586 551710
Golf, in particular links golf, is a huge attraction in Kintyre. The Machrihanish Golf Club, and the newly added Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course offer challenging and natural courses with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.
Dunaverty Golf Club at Southend is situated in a glorious setting on the south coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, this is a testing 18-hole natural links course with undulating fairways and excellent greens.
Carradale Golf Club is located on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsular; it is a 9-hole course with panoramic views across to the Isle of Arran.
Tarbert Golf Club is a scenic 9-hole parkland and woodland course with spectacular views over West Loch Tarbert.
The glorious Kintyre coastline is varied and extremely attractive to the sea angler with shingle and sandy beaches and rocky outcrops offering easy access.
Pier fishing for mackerel is always popular in summer. Inland, Loch Awe in the north and Lussa Loch near Campbeltown are perhaps the best known in the area for trout and salmon, and a range of course fish.
Mid-Argyll and Kintyre offer many superb walks. There are forest trails with picnic areas as well as strolls along the towpath of the Crinan Canal and, of course, a coastline with sweeping beaches and superb views across to the islands.
Also opened in 2006 was the Kintyre Way, a series of walks beginning in Tarbert and ending in Southend.
In Kintyre, wildlife abounds with many rocky shores playing host to colonies of grey and common seals.
Several species of deer roam the hillsides, otters are common and birds of prey breed locally.
From the beautiful scenery along the shores of Loch Fyne to forest tails giving views of the Kintyre Peninsula, the area offers some spectacular riding and trekking opportunities.
Mid Argyll and Kintyre is an area in which relaxed cycling can be combined with some of Scotland's finest scenery. The main circular route around Mid-Argyll takes in magnificent views over Loch Awe to the North and Loch Fyne to the South.
For the more adventurous there are two single track trails. The 2.7k blue graded trail boasts stunning views of Davaar Island and Campbeltown and is suitable for beginners and families. The 2k red graded trail will test more experienced rider's skills and nerve. The trail is steeper, with narrow single track, technical sections and challenging climbs and descents.