Welcome to Skipness
Skipness overlooks the Isle of Arran and is situated on the north westerley most point of Kintyre, only 13 miles from Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre. The Kintyre Way walk also passes through Skipness with a good walk from Tarbert to Skipness which then passes on through Claonaig on its way to Clachan, Carradale, Campbeltown, Machrihanish and finally to Southend.
Skipness is about as far from urban living as you can get with stunning countryside and amazing views across to Arran on clear bright days, the village of Skipness is small and picturesque, ideal for amateur and professional artists and photographers.
There is a small local shop which sells the daily requirements of most families including milk, bread and newspapers plus groceries and soft drinks.
The village of Skipness also has a small school and small parish church.
The largely 13th Century Skipness Castle is a magnificent asset to Kintyre and remains in superb condition, free from scaffolding and free entry ensures good photographing and open access all year round
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St Brendan's Chapel
The 13th Century Chapel presumably built around the same time as Skipness Castle nestles among farm fields and only several hundred yards from the castle. Some interesting headstones are here in superb condition.
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Beaches & Coastline
Skipness has some stunning clear water and wonderful sandy beach with great views across to Arran. With the wind in a westerly direction and the sun high in the sky, Skipness is a perfect and often deserted location ideal for sunbathing and taking your children.
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If you would like to visit the Isle of Arran whilst staying in Skipness or in Kintyre then the ferry from Claonaig just outside Skipness takes cars, bicycles and passengers on a very short ferry crossing.
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The Kintyre way is a walk that spans the length and breadth of Kintyre from Tarbert to Skipness, and then criss crossing the peninsula all the way to Campbeltown, Machrihanish and Southend.
The first section of walk, which is approximately 12 miles goes from Tarbert to Claonaig via Skipness.