Argyll & Bute Quick Facts & Figures

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Argyll & Bute is located in the West Coast of Scotland, prominent towns in the area include Oban, Lochgilphead and Rothesay. The area is known for its Sea Lochs and has some dramatic coastal scenery offering visitors with some wonderful natural beauty and unspoilt coastlines.

Argyll & Bute is among Scotland’s quieter regions sometimes missed by visitors, the area has plenty of scenic splendour, offering visitors a place to get away from it all with lots of open places and a number of charming small towns and villages. The area includes a number of attractions for visitors to explore, the best known is Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, other attractions include Mount Stuart, Barcaldine Castle and Crarae Gardens. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Argyll & Bute Quick Facts

Population: 89,200

Region: Western Scotland

Area total: 6,909 sq km

Languages: English, Scots & Scottish Gaelic

Demonym: Helensburghians (Helensburgh), Lochgilpheaders (Lochgilphead).

Dialling Code: 01631 (Oban), 01700 (Rothesay), 01546 (Lochgilphead).

Postcode Area PA20 (Isle of Bute), PA34 (Oban), PA30-31 (Lochgilphead).

Closest Airports: Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Local Food: Lobby (stew), Marmite, Argyll & Bute Cheese and Oatcakes.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay, Benderloch, Inveraray and Craighouse.

Famous Attractions: Mount Stuart, Barcaldine Castle, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Crarae Gardens and McCaig’s Folly.

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