Arrive at the Ardgartan Hotel in time for dinner and your first night of country music and dancing.
Oban & Inveraray
The largest town in Argyll & The Isles, Oban is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and is the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’. Oban has a way of drawing out the romantic side of visitors, with its mists that roll in from the sea, and the hills which overlook the bay. The most iconic feature within Oban is McCaig’s Tower, a Colosseum lookalike that stands above the town and offers wonderful views out west. Turning east lies the pretty town of Inveraray, overlooking the still waters of Loch Fyne. This iconic town was founded in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, head of the infamous Clan Campbell. Inveraray is a classic example of an 18th century planned town and the Georgian architecture remains unspoilt. There is plenty to see and even more to taste - from seafood to whisky, these two centres in Argyll offer a great range of local produce -all well worth sampling! Return to the Ardgartan Hotel for another evening of live music and country dancing.
Isle of Bute and entry into Mount Stuart House
An island on the Firth of Clyde, Bute is one of the most varied and interesting islands on the west coast. From rolling landscapes to craggy moorlands and sandy beaches, Bute is a haven for wildlife and walking. It is just a short ferry ride to the Victorian resort of Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy the palm trees and promenade and sample the country’s best preserved Victorian toilets! Mount Stuart House is an outstanding Gothic mansion, built in 1716 by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. During your visit to this amazing home you will see beautiful celestial ceilings, some magnificent marble and the world’s first heated indoor swimming pool. The beautifully laid out gardens also add to the charm of the house. Return to the Ardgartan Hotel for another evening of live music and country dancing.
Fort William, Glencoe & Rannoch Moor
Lying in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William is the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands. Fort William lies along the banks of Loch Linnhe and is the main town in Lochaber but is just a short distance from spectacular Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Glencoe is undoubtedly the most popular and scenic glen in Scotland. The sheer scale and grandeur of the landscape is sure to inspire and the turbulent history of the area will fascinate visitors. Then visit nearby Rannoch Moor – one of Scotland’s outstanding areas of natural wilderness and rugged beauty. Return to the Ardgartan Hotel for another evening of live music and country dancing.