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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 of life. Situated in Argyll, also known as the ‘Secret Coast’, this is a quiet and secluded location that is surrounded by nature.

What better way than to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life than to visit this remote part of Scotland? This is the ultimate wellness offering with fresh, clean Hebridean air, crystal clear waters, endless walking trails and stunning national parks. What’s more? It’s low cost as well!

Here are some of the top ways to enhance your wellness in Argyll:

Breathe In the Fresh Highlands Air

Escape from the pressures of everyday life in this isolated part of the world that’s surrounded by incredible nature at every turn. Here you will breathe in some of the freshest, cleanest air in Europe, and absorb yourself in utmost peace and tranquillity: something that is increasingly difficult to come by.

There are also a number of places where you can attend an outdoor yoga class. Outdoor yoga has been proven to help you develop inner strength and stability, increase your skill and muscles for balance and align you with nature.

Step Back in Time

Lose yourself in space and time as you witness archaeological treasures and mysterious ancient sites. The ancient village of Kilmartin is home to five tall standing stones which were erected around 3,200 years ago in alignment with the sun.

Glenan Wood is also well-worth a visit with its mysterious lost village, nestled deep in the woods. Here there are eight or nine ruined houses, all made from local stone.

Discover Argyll’s Woods

Argyll is home to countless gardens, woods and forests, including Duchess Wood, Puck’s Glen and Taynish. No visit to the region is complete without a visit to Benmore Botanic Garden: a lush 120-acre mountainside garden brimming with dramatic flowers, plants, trees and foliage. 

Connect with Wildlife

Knockdow House and the surrounding areas are brimming with wildlife. Many of the animals are native to Scotland, including mountain hares, the Scottish Wildcat and golden eagles. These thrilling wildlife encounters are certain to put a smile on your face!

Immerse yourself in Water

Argyll is famous for its beautiful beaches, which are perfect for swimming, surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking (weather-dependent of course!) Whether you prefer to dip your toes in the water or immerse your entire body in wild open waters, the choice is yours.

Who needs expensive spas when you’ve got Argyll’s natural wellness scene to keep you mentally and physically well?

 Getting closer to nature does wonders for your wellbeing, so get to Argyll and experience the wonders of this magical part of the world.