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Winter at Knockdow House is a very special time of year. This 18th century property used to belong to the 17th Laird of Knockdow, Sir Norman Lamont, and is today a listed property that is steeped in history.

Knockdow House is a tranquil place to be during the winter season, whether you are travelling solo, with a loved one or with the entire family. At any time of year, Knockdow House is home to some of the most sensational views, including rolling hills and valleys. But in wintertime, it’s a truly magical place to be with its wintry landscapes and off-the-beaten-track experiences.

Despite its location, this region of Scotland actually enjoys relatively mild temperatures throughout most of the year. And while the wintertime can be a very rainy time of year, you can still venture outside to enjoy nature at its finest.

When is Winter in Argyll?

The winter months are technically between December and March. At this time of year, the weather is colder and the days are shorter, with temperatures hovering around 5 degrees Celsius (or lower!) It snows occasionally, though you can guarantee that the mountainous areas will be snow-capped during this time of year.

Things to do in the Region

It’s definitely worth visiting Argyll during the winter season, as the natural landscapes are absolutely breath-taking and you can enjoy a stroll amongst the grounds of Knockdow House, or venture further out for some winter walks throughout Argyll.

There are plenty of major events going on at this time of year, including St. Andrew’s Day (30th November), Hogmanay and Burns Night, the birthday and commemoration of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. 

If you love visiting old castles, take a trip to the nearby town of Dunoon to learn all about the fascinating history of Dunoon Castle.  If you’re feeling more adventurous, a road trip around the Highlands is a must. There are also many winter events and festivals taking place around this time of year, and many of the country’s biggest traditions are held during the winter season.

Scotland is a year-round destination as the roads and attractions are accessible all year round. However, bear in mind that the weather at this time of year can be unpredictable. Also, winter in rural locations can affect driving conditions, especially around the countryside. 

If you’re planning a trip in winter, be prepared for changeable weather conditions and shorter daylight hours. Nevertheless, this is an unforgettable location and you will without doubt have the most magical experience imaginable.