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The Allure of Historic Properties

The Allure of Historic Properties

What is it about old properties that people find so appealing? Across the globe, people travel far and wide to explore stately homes. Whether they wish to simply explore for a day, book a couple of days stay or take the plunge and purchase the property, there’s...

Best Beaches of Argyll

Best Beaches of Argyll

There’s something special about going for a walk along the beach. From the smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore to the feeling of sand beneath your feet, there’s something intrinsically peaceful about the entire experience, and very...

10 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Argyll

10 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Argyll

Knockdow House is blessed to be situated in an incredibly glorious part of the world – Argyll. Here are 20 fantastic reasons to visit: Enjoy endless walking opportunities If you love walking or hiking, then this is the place to visit. With its endless landscapes and...

Adventures in Argyll

Adventures in Argyll

Scotland is spoilt with thousands of miles of coastline – most of which is stunning – and no matter where you are in the region you are never more than 70 miles away from the sea. It’s impossible to pick a top location in Scotland as we are truly spoilt for choice...

What Sets Argyll Apart?

What Sets Argyll Apart?

Just a few hours’ drive from Glasgow, Argyll is a mysterious and ethereal world often referred to as ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast.’ Situated in western Scotland, this is a region of endless rolling hills, sea lochs and crags; a place where you might be lucky enough to spot...

Sustainable Tourism in Scotland

Sustainable Tourism in Scotland

Scotland is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, with approximately 4 million people visiting the region annually. Home of Knockdow House, a glorious 18th century mansion, Scotland is fast-becoming a holiday-maker’s dream destination with its...

Wellness Experiences you Need to Try in Argyll

Wellness Experiences you Need to Try in Argyll

Wellness is a term we are hearing more and more in recent times. Regarded by many as ‘the new luxury lifestyle’, it is considered the ultimate way to escape the stresses and strains of the 21st century. Knockdow House is the ideal location to experience a slower pace...

How to Spend an Evening in Scotland

How to Spend an Evening in Scotland

We can just picture it: Sir James Lamont, 1st Baronet of Knockdow and 16th Laird of Knockdow, sitting at his desk by candlelight, penning his next book.   He was an intelligent and incredibly well-travelled man, and it is easy to imagine a typical evening in for him –...

Three Dishes to Try in Scotland

Three Dishes to Try in Scotland

Argyll is one of the most scarcely populated regions of Scotland with seascapes and landscapes that are as diverse as some of the most remote regions of Europe. Food is of utmost importance to the region and there are many dishes that are indigenous, not just to...