Enjoy Music and Whiskey in Campbeltown

Campbeltown is located in Scotland by the Campbeltown Lock. Its Gaelic name is Kinlochkilkerran, which is still used. This town was important in the shipping, Scotch whiskey and fishing industries. Whiskey is still produced in Campbeltown and home to Campbeltown Single Malts. It was once considered the whisky capital of the world housing 34 distilleries. Many of the distilleries went out of business during prohibition in the United States. Currently there are three distilleries still operating in Campbeltown.

Campbletown is the home of the annual Mull of Kintyre Music festival. This festival showcases up and coming local bands as well as established groups like The Stranglers and Idlewind. Travelers come from around the world for this festival. The festival has performs of both contemporary and traditional music. Campbeltown also has a museum that showcases prehistoric items fro excavations in the area. The Art deco cinema is one of the oldest purpose built cinema in Scotland being constructed in 1913.

Campbeltown has an airport and there are regular flights to Glasgow during the week. Sea transport is common as the town is found at the far end of a long peninsula. Ferries once ran to the surrounding areas but no public ferry transportation currently exists. Campbeltown is one of the few areas in which the Scottish language is strong, unlike most other areas where Scottish Gaelic is spoken.

Surfers can enjoy surfing off of Machrihanish. There are also many walking trails in the surrounding countryside. You can climb to Campbeltowns' standing stone and enjoy vies over the town or walk The Kintyre Way that links Tarbert to Dunaverty Bay. Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy a game at Daventry Golf club, Machrihanish Golf Club or Carradale Golf Club. The harbor is ideal for sailing and fishing. You can do sea angling or fresh water fly-fishing.