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Knockdow House is situated in ‘Argyll’s secret coast’, a mysterious and remote location that is largely untouched by civilisation.

From exploring forests and glens to climbing mountains and indulging in delicious dinners, Argyll has so much to offer visitors, and spring is a wonderful time of year to visit.

Once March arrives, the signs of spring begin to kick in with longer days and a vast array of flowers that brighten up the landscape. What’s more, many of the tourist attractions that were closed during the winter months are now beginning to open, and this is a great time to travel before the summer rush kicks in!

Whether you’re seeking adventure or want something a little more relaxing, here are some of the top reasons to visit Argyll this spring:  

Island Exploring

There are 23 islands scattered along Scotland’s second largest loch, Loch Lomond. Most of these islands are accessible through water transport, with the easiest option being to visit Inchcailloch, a remote island with its own nature reserve and picnic spots.

There are also options to jump on board an island-hopping tour boat, including Cruise Loch Lomond, which has eight vessels to choose from.

Spring is a great time of year for some island-hopping with calmer seas and clearer weather. The islands are all rich in wildlife, mountains and beaches, while others are also home to fascinating historical features, distilleries and much more.


From up here, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the iconic Northern Lights, which is a common sighting from Loch Lomond on a clear night. They can also be seen from the Isle of Skye, Barns Ness Lighthouse and North Berwick.

Famous Walking Routes

The Highlands are world-famous for their walking routes, which feature Scotland’s impressive rugged terrain, including rivers, streams, mountains and hillsides. In spring, you’re more likely to see an abundance of native wildlife. There are also many iconic spring flowers to look out for, including white and pink Wood Anemone and violet-blue bluebells, which create incredible carpets of colour across Scotland.

Speaking of Wildlife…

If you’re a fan of all things cute and cuddly, then get to Argyll in spring for the lambing season! Spring lambs can be spotted in abundance, skipping, playing, jumping and having fun.

Delectable Delicacies

Argyll is a food-lover’s dream come true with many local food and drink suppliers creating delectable delicacies from fresh, local ingredients. Many people visit the region for its seafood, which is caught locally and cooked to perfection.

There are so many reasons to visit Argyll – home of Knockdow House – this spring!