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Council: Argyll and Bute
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Henderson Hiring
"We had excellent friendly service using Henderson of Tarbert for the transport of our baggage for four sections of The Kintyre Way. Arrangements were made for safe delivery and ..." More

Glenbarr Abbey Macalister Clan Visitor Centre
"We had visited the Abbey more by luck than planning, and we were met by a wonderful Lady who enchanted us with stories of old an obvious love for her ..." More

Stonefield Castle Hotel
"Good Points: The views from the hotel were spectacular, the gardens were very impressive. Bad Points: We thought the food left a lot to be desired. The breakfasts were ..." More

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Tarbertís harbour on Loch Fyne, Argyll, is synonymous with a warm welcome and safe mooring for mariners. Fishing fleets and yachts both seek refuge in the sheltered harbour Ė one of the few natural harbours in Scotland, while the village, famed for its seafood and Royal Castle, welcomes visitors in search of a relaxing stay on the picturesque Kintyre Peninsula. The Royal Castle is testament to Tar-bertís historically strategic location; covered in ivy and now in ruins, it was built to stand guard over the area by Robert The Bruce in 1326. He wasnít the only monarch to recognise Tarbetís importance as a safe passage, King Magnus Barefoot of Norway negotiated the isthmus separating West and East Loch Tarbert and laid claim to the 40 miles of Kintyre Peninsula way back in 1093. No mean feat considering he and his men had to carry his vessel over the land. Thankfully, Tarbert is more accessible in the modern age and is only a short drive along the A83 from Inveraray. Tarbert is an ideal gateway to exploring the peninsula, ferries operate to Portavadie and what better way to discover Kintyreís scenery than to follow the Kintyre Trail? The vistas are so inspir-ing that even former Beatle Paul McCartney immortalised the Mull Of Kintyre in song. You might want to bring a camera. Starting from Tarbert, on the A83, take in the sights of West Loch Tarbert, Corradale, the Atlantic Oceanís might and Campbeltown. Tarbert hosts annual seafood and music festivals in July and september respectively. The surrounding hillside and coastal fringes make walking most pleasurable, but the ever present caveat to the whole of rural Scotland applies, remember the midgie repellant! Sailing fans can also enjoy The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Yacht Race, taking place in early summer, it is the second largest event of its kind in Britain.


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West Loch Hotel (6.80 miles)

West Loch Hotel

The West Loch Hotel dates from circa 1780, retaining many of its original features. This charming former Coaching Inn is now a modern hotel and restaurant offering fresh, distinctive, well-priced food along with comfortable rooms and wonderful views ... More | visit website

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Gigha Hotel (9.16 miles)

Gigha Hotel
The Trust owned Gigha Hotel is located just a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal, and has a personal charm all of its own. Our team are exceptionally friendly and will ensure that your ... More | visit website
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Victoria Hotel (9.40 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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Stonefield Castle Hotel (10.08 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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Ashbank Hotel (10.89 miles)

Ashbank Hotel

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This family run hotel is in an ideal location being just a short walk from the mile long sandy beach and working harbour. We are situated in the heart of ... More

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Dunvalanree Hotel (11.23 miles)

Dunvalanree Hotel
Dunvalanrees licensed restaurant use of local sea food and farm produce has been recognised by the award of an AA Rosette and a Silver EatScotland award and the restaurant is featured in the Good Food ... More | visit website
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The Royal an Lochan (15.48 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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Tighnabruaich Hotel (16.03 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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Kilfinan Hotel (16.69 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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Allt-Na-Craig House (18.38 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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