"a little place with a lot going on"

Skipness & Claonaig from Tarbert, Kintyre


The area of Skipness is a fairly short drive from Tarbert or a good long walk if you go by foot along the first part of the Kintyre Way. The village of Skipness and Skipness Castle are positioned with great views across the water to the Island of Arran.

Skipness castle is a must visit destination if you are at all interested in old castles. It is maintained by Scottish Heritage and entrace is free. The grounds provide a good area for picnics and walks. The shoreline in this area also has great sealife which can often be observed from the beach. Minke whales, dolphins, basking shark and of course otters as well as a wide variety of sea birds.

There is a beach picic area across the quiet single track road from the village shop where Teas and coffees can be taken as well as other items from the shop.

Skipness offers a quiet and relaxing day out with interesting things to do and see before heading back to Tarbert Loch Fyne.

A Half Day at Skipness a few miles south of Tarbert Loch Fyne