Lochgilphead /lɒxˈɡɪlp.hɛd/ (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb [kʲʰan̪ˠ lˠ̪ɔx ˈkʲilip]) is a town and former burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, with a population of around 2,300 people. It is the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. The village lies at the end of Loch Gilp (a branch of Loch Fyne) and lies on the banks of the Crinan Canal. Lochgilphead sits on the A83 road, with Ardrishaig 2 miles to the south and Inveraray 24 miles to the north-east; Oban lies 37 miles north on the A816.
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4.5 based on 70 reviews
Dark Ages fort where the early kings of Scotland were crowned.
4.5 based on 175 reviews
We spent 2 days of our week's stay visiting Kilmartin Glen sites, you could stay even longer if you went to the more remote sites. There is everything from pre-historic rock art, standing stones, stone circles, cairns, hill forts and a castle. The hill fort at Dal Radda was the ancient seat of the first Scots kings and the Stone of Destiny MAY have originated here.Some of the sites are easily accessible with plenty of nearby parking e.g. next to the cafe and museum, some need proper walking boots and require a climb or a trek.
Everything is free to enter part from the museum , but this gives context for the whole area.
It is worth getting the book 'In the Footsteps of Kings' it explains the sites and provides walks to take in most of them. It is available from the museum and they will send it to you in advance.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
This delightful spot is reached by a very twisty and single-track road. It is a small harbour and bay which is well worth seeking out. Great place to have a picnic or let kids paddle in the shallow waters.
I noticed some people had been hook-and-line fishing off the jetties but would have thought the bay is too busy with crafts of various sizes to encourage fish worthy of being caught to come within casting reach.
5 based on 79 reviews
Guided wildlife and Corryvreckan Whirlpool boat trips from Ardfern,Argyll,on our new passenger boat Venturer.Two,three and four hour trips,day trips and private charter.Join 40 years experienced skipper Lindsay Johnston for a memorable trip through the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife of this special conservation area.
A great trip with two adults and two children (15yrs & 10yrs).
The Venturer a lovely comfortable powerful boat.
Skipper knowledgable and confident.
Weather varied however didn't really matter ! (sun did come out eventually)
Corryvreakan Gulf "bumpy" and great fun.
Wild life ~ Feral goats, Golden and Sea Eagles, Seals and many sea birds.
Will do this trip again.
4 based on 131 reviews
A relatively easy walk up steps and a path, we saw a couple of old ladies walking up with sticks at a leisurely pace so it is doable. Well worth it at the top. A nice little castle ruins with great views over the harbour, ferry and the Mull of Kintyre. If you go to Tarbert, you need to make the effort to go up and admire the views.
5 based on 40 reviews
Boat trips and Tours, wildlife and the Corryvreckan, island hopping, sea taxi and private charters from Crinan and Tayvallich on our state of the art cabined RIB
Despite some really driech weather, we had a fabulous trip. Sandy found loads of wildlife for us. Seals (and pups). Crane. Cormorants. Sea Eagle. Feral goats. Canada Geese. And of course - that famous maelstrom.
Really friendly and knowledgeable crew - will definitely do this again.
4.5 based on 191 reviews
Visitor centre etc closed when we were there, main toilets were locked but the disabled toilet was unlocked. To me this is more of a forest walk, nothing wrong with that it’s very nice but there are not many flowers. Enjoyed spending time there but would not go out of my way to see it.
4.5 based on 91 reviews
"Tarbert's friendly and relaxing shopping experience."Loch Fyne Gallery occupies a distinctive 1880s building beside Tarbert harbour. The fresh smart frontage opens up into the original ornate interior, and a spectacle of colour welcomes you. Eye-catching Scottish paintings and prints are the backdrop to beautiful jewellery, quality gifts, and books for all ages. Handmade greetings cards, maps & charts, art materials, stationery, and Scottish music complete the eclectic ever changing displays. A relaxed ambience, with friendly service and free-gift wrapping complete this must-visit shopping experience. Drop in and savour the warmth of this West Coast gallery. Open all year.
There has to be something here for everyone! It's years since I visited Tarbert but this is the one place that had stuck in my memory - beautiful art work and a good selection of jewellery by well known and respected artists and jewellers. Arran Aromatics products, quirky cards and handcrafts fill the shelves. An interesting place to browse and shop.
4.5 based on 72 reviews
I truly loved seeing this! By the side of the road ... completely free and utterly fascinating!
Maybe it was my Scottish guide but truly this will capture your imagination. The standing stones remind me of Stonehenge and you can't help wondering what occurred here so long ago.
Well worth stopping for.
5 based on 29 reviews
Thanks to the owner Patricia for a great ride out with her in a stunning location. Even though we're both riding novices she made it a very enjoyable and special experience. She also picked the perfect horses for us and we felt safe and comfortable in the Western saddles. Highly recommended, we'll be back!
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