A TINY town located in the UK is so remote that ferries only travel there a few months every year.

Visitors who want to reach Campbeltown, Scotland, in the winter, must drive for over three-and-a-half hours as the isolated town is only accessible by ferry during the summer.


The pretty town, located in Argyll and Bute, is popular with whiskey lovers and history fanatics.

But only 4,500 residents call Campbeltown home as it is located in a deep bay sheltered by scenic hills.

Despite its remote location, tourism booms in the tiny town as it boasts an array of listed buildings, including the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema in Scotland – Wee Picture House.

The iconic cinema first opened its doors on May 26, 1913.

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Tourists also flock to one of the town's caves which is only accessible when the tide is in.

The cave is home to a 19th-century crucifix painting, which is popular with history lovers.

Others attend many of Campbeltown's music festivals, including the Mull of Kintyre Festival, featuring high-profile acts like The Stranglers and Deacon Blue.

But for fans trying to attend the festivals, they have to be quick as ferries only travel into the island six months a year.

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Campbeltown is also one of the few communities in the Scottish highlands where Scots, rather than Scottish Gaelic, ended up being the commonly used local language.

And footie fans are left stunned when they realise the town's football team, Campbeltown Pupils AFC, travels hundreds of miles for away fixtures every other weekend.

But despite its vast tourism trade, the town dubbed "the whiskey capital of the world" remains a tranquil, aesthetic location where several celebrities have resided in the past.

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney still owns a farm on Campbeltown's outskirts, while James Gulliver, founder of one of the UK’s largest retail businesses – Argyll Foods – also made a home in Campbeltown.

And the town is not just fit for celebs, as homebuyers can nab a property in the town for a mere £108,926.

The house prices are substantially lower in Campbeltown – perfect for those looking to start a new life in one of the UK's most unique towns.

And if that's not enticing enough, Campbeltown is one of just five areas in Scotland labelled as a distinct region where malt whiskey is produced.

Home to the Campbeltown single malts, it once had more than a staggering 30 distilleries and earned itself the fitting title of “the whisky capital of the world”.

It comes as residents living on a remote UK island with no traffic lights revealed they are "all related to each other".

Just 600 people live in Unst in the Shetlands – the most northerly inhabited place in the UK.

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Another British island has been labelled as so isolated that it can only be reached by plane or ferry.

The seemingly picturesque isle of Foula near the Shetland Islands in north Scotland is home to just 30 residents.



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