VisitScotland , the national tourism agency for Scotland, offers a wide range of information and detail on Campletown via the Tourist Board web site.  

Campbeltown is a peaceful little town on Kintyre , one of Scotland's most beautiful and famous peninsulas. It is close to the Mull of Kintyre, made famous by Paul McCartney's song. From here the hills on Antrim in Northern Ireland are clearly visible, just 12 miles away. Columba landed here on his great pilgrimage - leaving his Saintly footprints in a rock near the Mull.

Enjoy a guided tour and find out the secrets of whisky making in Kintyre at the Springbank Distillery, founded in 1828 by the Mitchell family - and still in their hands today. It retains the old distilling methods to make Longrow whisky, and welcomes visitors, provided you phone beforehand.

Close by, Glenbarr Abbey is an 18th century Gothic mansion and visitor centre, offering a fascinating glimpse of family life in years gone by.

The Heritage Centre is a treasure-trove of interesting information, artefacts and exhibits, with a comfortable tea room too.

At the mouth of Campbeltown Loch is Davaar Island, reached by foot at low tide, with its cave paintings depicting the crucifixion. Far from ancient, they were painted in 1887 by Archibald MacKinnon, inspired by a dream.  Visitors can book accommodation in Campletown online via the VisitScotland.com site: 

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