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County - Argyll | Map
Tel code: 01700 | code search
Postcode: PA21 | code search
Population: 700
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Kilfinan is a small village near the east side of Loch Fyne on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, situated 4 miles north-west of the village of Tighnabruaich and approximately 17 miles from Dunoon. Historically interesting features include the 12th Church of Kilfinan, which houses a vault containing the burial stone of the ancient Lamont clan chiefs dating back to 1295, a 9th century stone inspired by the Iona Cross and early Christian stones tours are available by appointment. Kilfinan is surrounded by lochs, mountains and beautiful scenery it is a popular tourist destination attracting walkers, cyclists, nature-watcher and anglers, the village has a hotel, shops and amenities, there are a variety of places to stay and eat in the area. Attractions include Loch Fyne, the third longest sea loch in Scotland, with marine wildlife cruises, diving charters and fishing charters. Tighnabruiach nearby is well-known as a yachtsman’s paradise with a sailing school, canoeing, scuba-diving and fishing. The Kyles of Bute are designated a National Scenic Area, there are steamers operating including The Waverly, a replica of the 1940 original and the last sea-going paddle steamer. A ferry service from Colintraive in Cowal operates to the historic Isle of Bute with archeologically sites, museum and golf course. The annual Cowal Gathering (Highland Games) is held in Dunoon each August.

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Kilfinan Hotel (4.59 miles)

Kilfinan Hotel
Kilfinan Hotel has been welcoming travellers since the 1760s. The spectacular Highland scenery on the eastern shores of Loch Fyne, Scotland's longest sea loch, and the peaceful, unhurried lifestyle of the area make it a ... More | visit website
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Tighnabruaich Hotel (4.65 miles)

Tighnabruaich Hotel
Small family run with large rooms overlooking the Kyles of bute.This Highland Village is like being back in time with it`s unspoilt nature and stunning vieuws, excellent for many outdoor activities(sailing windsurf golfcycling hiking tennis ... More | visit website
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The Royal an Lochan (4.83 miles)

The Royal an Lochan

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The Royal an Lochan, offers 11 luxury en suite rooms, most having views over the stunning Kyles of Bute. With a friendly service, free wifi and great food either in ... More | visit website

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Allt-Na-Craig House (6.39 miles)

Allt-Na-Craig House

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This elegant Victorian mansion has breathtaking views over Loch Fyne, and is superbly situated for touring the stunning Argyll region and beyond.Childhood home of Kenneth Grahame author of 'Wind in ... More

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Allt-Na-Craig House (6.39 miles)

Allt-Na-Craig House
Allt-Na-Craig House offers a superb standard of accommodation in all of its en-suite bedrooms, with views either over Loch Fyne and Loch Gilp, or our well tended gardens. Situated in the old fishing village of ... More | visit website
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Highland Cottage (6.51 miles)

Highland Cottage

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Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in a peaceful wooded ... More

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Stonefield Castle Hotel (6.93 miles)

Stonefield Castle Hotel

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Spoil yourself and stay in a Castle which is an outstanding example of Scottish baronial Architecture. Built in 1837 and in keeping with its unique situation and character, many of the original ... More

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Colintraive Hotel (7.27 miles)

Colintraive Hotel

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Spectacular views across the Kyles of Bute to the island. Fully refurbished to high standard. Award winning chef. Superb bar meals infront of log fire of bar with great atmosphere. ... More

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Lochgair Hotel (7.30 miles)

Lochgair Hotel
The Lochgair Hotel is a family run hotel which is situated on the shore of Loch Fyne between Inverarary and Lochgilphead with Furnace, Minard Castle and Port ann close by ,also a short drive to ... More | visit website
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Victoria Hotel (7.60 miles)

Victoria Hotel

Overlooking the harbour front in the village of Tarbert on the shores of loch fyne, this diminutive hotel offers dedicated, informal accommodation. Known through-out the village for its sunny yellow exterior, the Victoria Hotel can you ... More | visit website

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