Kyles of Bute

Argyll & Bute | Tighnabruaich | Sea loch | ★★★

[Kyles of Bute from the A8003]

The Kyles of Bute are the narrow channel of water separating the Isle of Bute from mainland Argyll. Barely a mile wide but perhaps 20 miles in length, this is one of the most scenic stretches of coastline anywhere in the West Highlands - and yet rarely visited by tourists. Tighnabruaich and neighbouring Kames are the largest settlements on the mainland side, and it's the road between here and Colintraive (from where a ferry to Bute departs) which provides the best vistas of the strait, unless you charter a boat or hike the Cowal Way along the shore. Forestry makes suitable viewpoints surprisingly scarce, and the fast, winding road makes stopping at sudden laybys difficult; if possible, travel from east to west so you're on the coast side of the road.

[Kyles of Bute from the A8003]

Location & info

📌 Kyles of Bute ★★★
Argyll & Bute, G.R.: NS 010753 ///united.stunt.wake

💬 The best roadside viewpoint is probably at G.R.: NS 000775 ///everybody.fells.wonderful

[Kyles of Bute at Tighnabruaich]

[Kyles of Bute from the A8003]

[Kyles of Bute just north of Tighnabruaich]


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