Machrihanish trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +


(4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: golf, spas
Machrihanish is a village in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. It is north of the tip of the Mull of Kintyre, which faces out towards Ireland and the Atlantic. Machrihanish has a classic links golf course designed by Old Tom Morris and described by many as the defining links course in Scotland. According to one survey it has the best opening golf hole in the world, which boasts stunning views towards the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura. A second, newer course has been built nearby called Machrihanish Dunes, and has won awards for its environmentally-sympathetic design. This course is part of a multi-million pound development by an American company, which has renovated the previously-dilapidated Ugadale Hotel in the village and owns the Royal Hotel on the sea front in nearby Campbeltown.The main sandy beach runs 3 miles north to Westport, providing opportunities for surfing. Basic accommodation is available for surfing groups in the Machrihanish village hall. There are static caravans, wooden wigwams and camping spaces at the Machrihanish Holiday Park. The Kintyre Way long distance footpath passes through the village from Campbeltown and carries on south towards the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Largiebaan Reserve.Campbeltown Airport, formerly RAF Machrihanish is located near the village. Although still available to the Royal Air Force, the former airfield has been taken over by the especially-formed Machrihanish Airbase Community Company.
Use our United Kingdom (UK) itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Machrihanish and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK).
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Machrihanish

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Machrihanish

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Machrihanish:
Nature, breweries, scenic drive
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, theme parks, adventure
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Scenic drive, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Kintyre Peninsula

View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News