Campbeltown Backpackers, Kintyre Amenity Trust, Big Kiln, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6JF
The Campbeltown Backpackers is housed in the Old Schoolhouse, a Grade B listed building. Offering easy access to the facilities of Campbeltown including swimming pool, gym, the “wee toon” cinema and Springbank, Kilkerran and Glen Scotia distillery tours, it is a good stop along the Kintyre Way which gives walkers spectacular views of the surrounding islands. The area also enjoys very good wind surfing, surfing, mountain bike routes and other major cycle trails.
Kintyre is full of cultural and historical interest being the place where St Columba came ashore from Northern Ireland bringing Christianity to Scotland. Robert the Bruce spent time in Kintyre on his way to Rathlin, whilst the beach at Saddell was the location for Paul McCartney and Wings’ video for “Mull of Kintyre”. For wildlife lovers the Kintyre Peninsula is a great place to see otters, seals and even golden eagles as well as red, roe and sika deer.This accommodation is featured on our map of Mull, Arran and West Coast of Scotland and here is its own website.
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16: 1×6, 1×10
All year. Leave by 10.30am on day of departure.
£18pp pre booked, £20 on the day
By email, only phone if you require a booking within 4 days
Adjacent to the Heritage Centre on the B842 towards Machrihanish. 10 minute walk from the bus
5 buses a day from Glasgow (926). Passenger and cycle ferry links to Northern Ireland and Troon. The islands of Gigha, Islay, Jura and Arran are all served by ferries. Two flights per day to and from Glasgow International Airport