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County - Argyll | Map
Tel code: 01680 | code search
Postcode: PA72 | code search
Population: 700
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Aros is a small village on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides lying off the coast of Argyll in Scotland. Aros sits east of Tobermory the main village on the island which has many tourist facilities and attractions. Aros is well-known for Aros Castle built c1200 on the north-side of the mouth of the Aros River, as part of a series of castles intended to defend both sides of the Sound of Mull. The ruins stand on a 50ft high rocky headland with dangerous sheer drops and unstable stonework. The castle looks across the Sound of Mull sitting opposite Ardornish on the Argyll mainland. Mull is well severed by ferries bringing numerous tourists to the area. Aros is a picturesque village surrounded by hills, history and wildlife, there are shops and amenities, holiday accommodation and plenty of places to eat. Attractions include Aros Park with scenic parkland, walks, woodland and fishing, the Island Encounter Safaris leave from Aros to explore the local wildlife and nature this includes whales, dolphins and seals as well as an abundance of birds. Tours about Mull is an informative tour of the Argyll Islands and the Balamory Tour visits the location of the popular children’s TV programme.

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Glenaros Lodge (0.22 miles)

Glenaros Lodge
Glenaros Lodge is located on the Glenaros estate. It is a traditional, homely and friendly house with a library of information on the island's history and wildlife. For those visitors who just want a holiday ... More | visit website
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Argyll House (1.42 miles)

Argyll House

Cottage and studio accommodation for 2-4 people within a charming 19th century coaching Inn. Being centrally situated in Salen, Isle of Mull, Scotland - Argyll House is ideally positioned to take advantage of what ... More | visit website

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Baliscate House (6.82 miles)

Baliscate House

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Bed and continental breakfast in fine mid-nineteenth century house, set in a large gardens on the approach to of Tobermory, with views to the sea across the Sound of Mull. ... More

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Park Lodge Hotel (7.19 miles)

Park Lodge Hotel

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Park Lodge Hotel is in the quieter, upper part of Tobermory, a short walk from the busy harbour front. The rooms are comfy and modern, and evening meals are available. On the ... More

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Western Isles Hotel (The) (7.20 miles)

Western Isles Hotel (The)

This 28 bedroomed Victorian hotel, built in 1883, stands majestically against the skyline overlooking beautiful Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull. With its backdrop of the Morven Hills and Tobermory's brightly coloured houses and ... More | visit website

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Shore Cottage (7.40 miles)

Shore Cottage

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In a stunning shoreside location looking out over 'The Sound of Mull', this traditional cottage enjoys all the seclusion and beauty of the Morvern peninsula yet sits ... More

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Isle Of Mull Hotel (10.54 miles)

Isle Of Mull Hotel

Just off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Mull is a haven of peace and tranquillity. From the moment you board the ferry for the short crossing to Mull, you'll quickly adjust and ... More | visit website

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The Barn (12.90 miles)

The Barn

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A converted barn situated in remote, rural scenic setting. The area is renowned for otters, sea eagles, deer and wildlife. We have two double bedrooms on the ground floor, one ... More

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Rockpool House (15.48 miles)

Rockpool House
Idyllically situated a stones throw from high tide, on the very beautiful sea loch, Loch Sunart. Amazing sea and mountain scenery in all directions. Lots to sight see and many outdoor activities available locally.
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Kilcamb Lodge (18.15 miles)

Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge is a beautiful Country House Hotel, nestling on the shores of Loch Sunart in 22 acres of private grounds with half a mile of shoreline at the bottom of the garden. Nature and wildlife at ... More | visit website

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