Campbeltown is one of Scotland's four recognised whisky-producing regions and is situated on the Mull of Kintyre, some 240 km from Glasgow.
It is a historic Royal Burgh and has been occupied for over 8000 years. Once home to a big fishing fleet, there were also no less than 37 distilleries established here during the 19th century, earning the town the nickname "The Whisky Capital of the World".
By 1925, with the closing of Reichlachan Distillery, Springbank and Glen Scotia were the only distilleries left.
The opening of Mitchells Glengyle Distillery on 25th March 2004 incresed the number of distilleries in Campbeltown to three, allowing the town to legitimately reclaim its place amongst the great whisky producing regions.
There is a lot more to the area than just whisky production though. The world-famous Machrihanish Golf Club is a 10 minute drive to the west of Campbeltown and draws thousands of visitors every year. The championship-standard course regularly features high up on the lists of the best courses in Britain and the rest of the world. Excellent golf can also be enjoyed at the recently opened Machrihanish Dunes, Dunaverty in Southend and at Carradale.
Campbeltown and the surrounding area is also a paradise for lovers of other outdoor pursuits. The Kintyre Way offers excellent walking and there are also fishing, sailing and surfing to be enjoyed.