Mull, Arran, Kintye, Argyll, Oban and the West Coast of Scotland : This maps shows bunkhouses and hostels on the Isle of Mull and Iona, on Arran the Kintyre peninsula and the region of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland right up to Oban and beyond.
Argyll and the Isles, especially the closer Isles like Mull and Iona are among the easier Scottish location to visit. At only 33 miles from Glasgow, and accessible by steamer down the Clyde, in the summer months, the seaside resort Rothsay on Bute is a typical example. Bute is the most accessible westerly isle and is reached from the mainland. Here you can tacked West Island Way long distance path or visit Scalpsie Bay. Or simple enjoy the views of the isle of Arran and the Cowal peninsula.
Mull is a great family holiday destination, ideal for eagle spotters and otter watchers. The isle of Iona a small island off the coast of Mull is a place of peace, a spiritual land with a Christian community. The hostels and bunkhouse on the island equipped for mountain bikers and cycle tourists, walkers and family holidays. Arran is the most southerly Scottish islands and easy reached from Glasgow. Take the ferry from Brodick to Ardrossan. Visit Brodick Castle and the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum. Visit Lamlash the largest village in Arran with over looks Holy Island from Lamlash Bay. Machrie Moor on Arran has stone circles and standing stones which you can explore on foot. The Kintyre peninsula, Knapdale and the mull of Kintyre are all worth exploring. Climb the hill Torr Mor while staying in hostels and bunkhouses near Campbeltown which produces Springbank malt whisky. Plan a visit to Bute and Argyll staying at Independent Hostels.
Hostels and bunkhouses in these locations are perfect from traveling among the isles around Argyll. With short stays of a single night welcome and shared areas and self catering kitchens to meet other travelers, a journey between hostels in the Argyll and the Isles will create memories to last a lifetime.