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Destination Guide

Campbeltown overlooking the Campbeltown Loch and the marina, Close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights

Campbeltown

Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Campbeltown

The town was originally known as Kinlochkilkerran which translates to ' The head of the loch by the kirk of St. Kieran' - this form is still used in Gaelic.  It was renamed in the 17th century and became an important centre for shipbuilding and Scotch whisky, and a busy fishing port.

Campbeltown is one of the handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a distinct whisky producing region, and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malts.

Visitors can 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. .

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.

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