There’s something magical about Scotland. Maybe it’s the allure of traditional Scottish dishes, or the fact that there’s so much to see and do here. Perhaps it’s the endless walking trails, forests and magnificent views, or simply the fact that their national animal is the unicorn! Whatever the case, it’s clear to see why so many millions of people visit Scotland from across the globe each year.
From famous battles to the many Lairds of Knockdow, there is so much to learn and discover about Knockdow House. With influences of the Ionic Order, the house has a traditional look and feel both inside and out.
And while the property is not open to the public, there are countless reasons why Argyll is well worth a visit.
Argyll’s Secret Coast
Argyll is a historic county situated on the west coast of Scotland. It covers approximately 2,667 square miles of land, which includes over 23 inhabited islands and also part of the Scottish mainland.
Better known as Argyll’s Secret Coast, this is a beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Mull of Kintyre and the Isles of Arran and Bute. With its bountiful national parks and spectacular scenery, this is a glorious part of the world that is even regarded for its healing qualities. With its fresh Highlands air, magical woods and fairy pools, this is a place that will leave you feeling refreshed, revived and rejuvenated.
Aside from being the ideal location to improve your wellness, Argyll is also a place for adrenaline junkies to sink their teeth in to some true adventure. The region is recognised as Scotland’s adventure coast thanks to the many adventure options on offer, including countless water sports, mountain climbing opportunities, aerial adventure trails and much more.
Nature lovers will delight in the abundance of wildlife that can be found in the region, though many species are hard to spot so patience is definitely required.
There are golden eagles, which live in moorland and mountainous environments, and can be found in the Northern Scottish islands. Scotland is also home to the majestic wildcat, but there are only 100 – 300 left in the wild, so again, patience is definitely required.
Animals you are bound to spot include pine martens, red squirrels and red deer, which are prominent throughout the region. Finally, there are also seals, dolphins, whales and basking sharks, but be sure to do your research to find out which time of year is the best for spotting some of these many magnificent creatures.
No matter what your interests are, there’s something for everyone in this wonderful part of the world.
So what are you waiting for? Book your next trip to Argyll – we’re certain you won’t be disappointed.