Seat of the clan Campbell since the early 15th century; the Duke and Duchess still live in part of the castle with their
family. Also visit the Combined Operations museum. A unique museum situated in the castle grounds telling the
story of the troops that trained for the D-Day landings of 1944. Open April to October.
Board an original three masted schooner moored in Inveraray harbour and take the helm. On board cinema brings
the past to life. Open all year.
Inverary Woolen Mill
Treat yourself to some of Scotland's finest knitwear whilst solving the 'gift' problem. Restaurant also available. Tel:
Loch Fyne Whiskies
The place to view and enjoy Scotland's greatest gift. Mail order service available for those large orders. Situated just
beyond the church, in the centre of town. Open all year. Tel: 01499 302219.
Loch Fyne Oysters
Offering a superb range of seafood both in the shop and Oyster Bar restaurant. Open all year. Situated at the head of
Loch Fyne. Tel: 01499 600236.
Three Bridges Pottery
View a wide range of ceramics and crafts – made on the premises. Situated 3 miles from Inveraray on the A819 –
Argyll Wildlife Park
An exciting attraction for all ages who have a love of wild creatures; nature trails too. 2 miles South of Inveraray on
the A83 – Lochgilphead road. Tel: 01499 302264.
The Tree Shop
For a really personal purchase this is the place. To remind you of your visit – your own piece of Scotland. At Loch
Fyne Oysters, head of Loch Fyne. Open February to December. Tel: 01499 600263.
Imaginative exhibitions, magnificent courtroom, costumed guides and furnished cells set in the 19th century. Open
Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park
Rare and unusual breeds of farm animals. Tea room, souvenier shop and woodland walks. Open Easter to end of
Informative guided tours with the chance to enjoy a 'wee dram' at the end. Open Easter to October.
A fine 13th century castle. Flora McDonald was once a prisoner here. Open all year
Oban Sea Life Centre
Britain's largest, most exciting displays of natural marine life, including seals. Open all year.
Loch Etive Cruises
A three hour round trip to the head of this beautiful sea loch, many parts of which are still inaccessible to vehicles.
Inverawe Fisheries and Smokehouse
Visit this traditional smokehouse and enjoy the chance to purchase some of the wares from the gourmet shop.
Picturesque riverside walks.
Tralle Rally Karting
Off road grass track karting, suitable for fun seeking drivers 7-70 years! Open April to September. Junior £6.00,
Adult £10.00 per session. 2 miles North of Connel bridge, follow signs from Benderloch. Tel: 01631 720297.
Cruachan Power Station
Visit the 'heart' of the hollow mountain. The home of Scottish power hidden in a massive cavern 1 kilometre below
ground. A spectacular, awesome and unique experience – watch electricity being produced! Open Easter to
November. At the Pass of Brander – 10 miles from Taychreggan. Tel: 01866 822 618. http://www.visitcruachan.co.
An original West Highland township where cottage and outbuildings have been preserved, restored and furnished in
the style of various periods. Experience a glimpse of how life really was lived by the Highland dwellers in past
centuries. Open April to September. 6 miles South West of Inveraray on A83.
Do not miss this legendary, multi award winning attraction. Your visit to Glencoe will be complimented by this
wonderful place. People, stone circle stories and past tales told as you journey through cavern and mythical wood
into Scotland's mystical past. Great fun for all ages. Open April to October. Ballachulish, by Loch Leven near
Glencoe village.Tel:01855 811660 www.globalweb.co.uk/mysteryworld
Food and Drink
In addition to the facilities in Dalavich Village and the Cabin site there are some other places to relax, have a meal or
simply go for a drink with friends.
This hotel is approximately 8 miles along the loch shore road and sits overlooking loch awe.
The Kilchrenan is approximately 7 miles along the loch shore road (1 mile from the Taychreggan) and serves a good
menu for lunches and dinners.
At 45 minutes drive away, Oban has a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs where you will always find
something that appeals to you.
Castles & Historic Buildings
Carnasserie Castle - 2 miles north of Kilmartin
A tower house and hall combined. the home of John Carswell, first Protestant Bishop of the Isles and translator of the
first book printed in Gaelic. Offers very fine architectural details of the late 16th century.
Ardchatten Priory - Loch Etive 6½ miles north east of Oban
This Valliscauluan priory was founded in 1230 and burnt by Cromwells Troops in 1654.
Dunstaffnage Castle - Loch Etive 3½ miles from Oban
A 13th century castle built on a rock with chapel ruins close by that are of superb architectural design.
Bonawe Iron Furnace - Near Taynuilt - 7 miles from here.
This is the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain. Founded in 1753, it has very interesting displays on how
iron was made here.
Kilchurn Castle - North East end of Loch Awe, 2½ miles west of Dalmally.
Built by Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy in c1550 as a square tower it was substantially enlarged in 1693. Well looked
after by Historic Scotland, as well as being very interesting it also offers spectacular views. Situated at the head of Loch
Awe, Kilchurn is one of the most attractive and photographed castles in Scotland, enjoying magnificent views of the Loch.
Kilmartin Glen and Church - About 20 miles south of Oban
If you are at all interested in Celtic and early Christian history then you can’t miss Kilmartin, the glen is full of cairns, cup
and ring marked stones as well as several stone circles. In the village of Kilmartin is an informative museum and right
next door the church is home to very interesting tombstones and Celtic crosses.
Innishail Island - North end of Loch Awe
Home to an small, but impressive graveyard with Celtic crosses. Many of the Dukes of Argyll have been laid to rest here.
Was also the home to a group of 16th century nuns. Is only accessible by boat and requires a good guide around the
Glen Lonan - accessed at Taynuilt
It is through Glen Lonan the the ancient Kings of Scotland were carried from Scone to Iona, and thus known as the burial
route of the Kings. The cortèges of Kenneth MacAlpine, MacBeth and other nobles moved somberly through this glen.
St. Conan's Kirk
Sitting on Loch Awe in Awe Village is St. Conan's Kirk, a l9th century church with a surreal mix of architectural styles--
including gothic gargoyles--and worth a look at.
The oldest castle, intact and open to the public on the "The Black Castle" Argyll mainland. Built by black Duncan.
Historic, Hauted, Alive. Open Easter week and from end of May to September (closed Saturdays June to September). Tel:
01631 720 598.
These are just a few of the many areas of historical interest which are in the surrounding area. Some are just a short
journey away, while others are worth the drive through beautiful scenery. Please feel free to ask at reception about places
to go in Argyll.
Horse Riding & Pony Trekking
Castle Riding Centre
Enjoy many equestrian linked activities at a picturesque location offer routes and trails through forests, mountains and by
the sea. River crossings, secluded trails and breathtaking views.
Also available – Harness driving, Archery sessions, Mountain biking, Sailboarding, Clay Pigeon shooting. Tuition is
available as are boats and fishing tackle for hire. Disabled riders welcome. On the shores of Loch Fyne, Near
Lochgilphead, south of Oban on A816. Open all year.
Ardfern Riding Centre
If the Appaloosa is your sort of horse then a visit and ride out of this centre are a must. Holiday riding packages, training
saddlery and books available. Disabled riders welcome. Situated south of Oban, 18 miles from Lochgilphead on the
A816. Tel: 01855 2500
Local Activities and Attractions
Come to sea with me
*If you want to learn how to be expert at fly
fishing, I can put you in contact with a Pro (who
lives in the village) that will give you one on one
tuition over the course of a day for a small fee.