The tiny UK village which tourists are ‘flocking’ to after popular Netflix series

A small UK village has become popular with tourists after being featured in the hit Netflix series Black Mirror.

The dystopian anthology series released several new episodes via the online streaming service last month, one of which is set in a “sleepy Scottish town”.

The Argyll and Bute village has welcomed new tourists after being featured on Black Mirror


The Argyll and Bute village has welcomed new tourists after being featured on Black MirrorCredit: Alamy
Kilchurn Castle is one of the landmarks of Argyll and Bute


Kilchurn Castle is one of the landmarks of Argyll and ButeCredit: Alamy
John Hannah appeared in the episode of the Netflix show


John Hannah appeared in the episode of the Netflix showPhoto credit: Netflix

In the episode titled “Loch Henry,” a young couple comes to visit to start work on a nature documentary before being drawn to a local tale of shocking past events.

The town chosen as the sleepy location for her nature film was Arrochar on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands.

Arrochar is at the head of Loch Long and is one of the main gateways to Argyll Forest Park.

Accordingly Visit Scotlandthe village is situated “in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Cowal Peninsula”.

Home to the Arrochar Alps, the park is very popular with rock climbers and hikers who want to climb Ben Ime (3,318 feet) and Ben Arthur (aka “The Cobbler” at 2891 feet), among others.

However, TV fans are now visiting the village with the hikers because it has become famous again, and the Daily Record even claims that it was them.flocking” to the goal.

The filming of the show attracted a great deal of interest from visitors and locals alike, who remained ignorant of what the show was about and the gruesome plot it contained.

The episode, starring John Hannah and Janet McCardle, follows some brutal murders that caught some of the townsfolk by surprise.

Martin Semple, head of the parish hall, said the Times: “Everything was kept secret.

“They used the code name Red Book and stuck with it.

“We didn’t know anything about the plot and were surprised when we finally learned it was a series of murders.”

The violent plot of the series shouldn’t deter people from checking out the show as people rave about the view and the nature that surrounds them.

One wrote on TripAdvisor: “Nice, peaceful place. Very quiet for a mountain hike but stunning scenery.”

Another said: “Scotland at its finest – beautiful countryside with great restaurants and bars. The Cobbler climb was a magical reminder of our trip.”

A third added: “Arrochar is such a beautiful place, the scenery and light are stunning, the views are stunning and can change very quickly depending on the weather.”

Another must-see landscape in Argyll and Bute is Kilchurn Castle, a ruin by Loch Awe.

When not hiking or enjoying the nearby lakes, the Village Inn, Arrochar Tea Room and Village Rest are great places for a drink and meal in the village.

The village is accessible by both rail and road, with trains linking it to Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

A night in a guest house in the village starts from £30 a night, while camping nearby is available from £18.

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The village has been described as "Scotland at its best" from a visitor


The village was described by one visitor as ‘Scotland at its best’Credit: Alamy

Russell Falcon

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