When it comes to remote places in Scotland, do you think of the Kintyre peninsula?

White sandy beaches and bays to relax and unwind. Whisky and Gin. History. Architecture. Fancy staying a night or two? Look no further than Campbeltown Backpackers, a self-catering hostel, located close to the town centre. Great value at just £30 pppn including bed linen.

Kintyre is a long finger-shaped peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. As the crow flies it looks close to Glasgow, less than 60 miles between Glasgow and Campbeltown but by car the journey to Kintyre is a small road trip, as it’s about 145 miles by bus or car. But worth it.

Kintyre is linked to mainland Argyll, by about half a mile stretch of land, very close to being an island! In 1093, being prime land, both strategically and fertile, Kintyre was the subject of a dispute between the Norwegian king Magnus Barefoot, who ruled the islands off Scotland’s west coast at the time, and the Scottish king. thinking he could outsmart him, promised Magnus he could rule over all land that he could encircle by boat. So Magnus ordered his crew to drag his ships across the half mile land at Tarbert, thus encircling Kintyre.



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