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The Southern Highlands is an inviting landscape of rugged hills, sparkling lochs and pretty villages, running down to the wildlife rich coastline of the south west.

Splendid, island-strewn Loch Lomond and its surrounds is the busiest area in the region, being easily accessible from Glasgow. However, even here it is easy to get away from the crowds and the areas popularity means good facilities exist to help with arranging hiking, biking and water-based activities.

The remote Cowal peninsula is full of delightful scenery and remote villages, with plenty of fresh local seafood on offer. The laidback Isle of Bute sits just offshore.

Western Argyll is home to the wonderfully situated town of Oban, gateway to many of the Hebridean islands; the interesting Georgian planned town of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne; atmospheric Kilmartin Glen, rich in prehistoric sites; and a wealth of beautiful lochs and castle ruins.

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