The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

“Beautiful hotel in a stunning Hebridean landscape.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

PORT ELLEN, ARGYLL & BUTE

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The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links enjoys a wonderful location on the Isle of Islay. This modern contemporary hotel showcases some amazing art work alongside high quality facilities. The large open fire place in the panoramic Stag lounge is an ideal place to enjoy one of the many malts on offer or maybe just a bite to eat. The balcony of the 18th Restaurant gives a grandstand view of the golf course and specialises in seafood. Bedrooms are comfortable and modern with many thoughtful extras provided as standard.

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links
PORT ELLEN, ARGYLL & BUTE, PA42 7AN

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms:
  • Family rooms:
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £125

About the area

Discover Argyll & Bute

This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.

Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.

To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.

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