Discover Scotland's new iconic road trip
Move over North Coast 500
The Kintyre 66 covers a 66 mile loop on the A83 and B842 public roads with six spurs allowing drivers to choose their own adventure. It's the perfect way to experience the peninsula on the west coast of Scotland that so inspired Sir Paul McCartney.
66 miles may not sound like a lot, but there's so much history, natural scenery and fantastic food that you can easily fill a few days. Pristine beaches, sparkling night skies and ancient castles are just some of the things you can expect to see as you drive around the Kintyre peninsula and the islands, just a short hop away by ferry.
The Crinan Hotel near Lochgilphead is just half an hour's drive from Tarbert, where the route begins, and makes a perfect base for exploring everything the Kintyre 66 has to offer. Wake up to dramatic waterfront views before hopping in your car and heading south-east on the A83 to the Kintyre Peninsula. Enjoy a picnic on Westport Beach as you watch surfers tackle the Atlantic waves, or marvel at the ancient Ballochroy Standing Stones. If you're feeling active, you could even hike part of the Kintyre Way – a 100 mile walking trail that zig-zags across the peninsula.
For an especially luxurious detour, hop on the ferry across to the Isle of Islay and stay at The Machrie Hotel. The island's only hotel to boast golf links and a spa, it makes the perfect base for tasting Scotland's iconic whisky. Another boon for road-trippers is their Kintyre 66 package, allowing you to hire a Land Rover for the drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Download the Kintyre 66 brochure here to find out more.