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Postcode: G83 | code search
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Tarbet is a small historic fishing town in mid-Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, known as the Gateway to the Kintyre Peninsular; Tarbet is situated a few miles from Kennacraig with the main ferry terminus to the Isle of Islay. Tarbet translates from the Gaelic Tairbeart, meaning narrow strip of land between two lochs, an accurate description of the town sandwiched between West Loch Kintyre and East Loch Tarbet, the area is close to being an island and in 1093 Magnus, son of King Olaf of Norway claimed Viking possession by dragging longboats across the isthmus, due to King Malcolm’s decree allowing the Vikings to annexe any land they could sail their boats around. The picturesque town dates back to 836AD with a mention in the annals of Ulster as an important centre for the herring industry. Tarbet acts as a crossroads linking ferry routes together and is a popular tourist resort equipped with a hotel, holiday accommodation, shops and amenities and places to eat. Tarbet is famous as a yachtsman’s paradise, for hosting yacht races and a Powerboat Grand Prix. Historically interesting features include the church with its distinctive tower and over looking the natural harbour and fishing port are the ruins of the historic Tarbet Castle. Activities include sailing, cruises on Loch Lomond, fishing and the Tarbet Golf Course.


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Glenancross Farmhouse (7.62 miles)

Glenancross Farmhouse

With the stunning Camusdarach Beach a short walk away Glenancross Farm is an ideal base for your holiday. Only 4 miles equidistant from Arisaig and Mallaig, you are well served by a variety of restaurants and other ... More | visit website

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Arisaig Hotel (9.08 miles)

Arisaig Hotel

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The hotel dates back to the Jacobite era, and was originally built as a Coaching Inn around 1720. It is situated in the village looking across Arisaig Bay towards the ... More

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Prince's House Hotel (9.88 miles)


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Delightful hotel dating back to 1658, set in magnificent scenery on The Road to the Isles. Fully modernised and refurbished to a high standard. ... More

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Cammard Cottage (12.22 miles)

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Enjoying a glorious location just north of the Point of Sleat, this charming, traditional cottage stands within 100 acres of wooded valley, affording views across the 'sound ... More

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Toravaig House Hotel & Restaurant (12.85 miles)

Toravaig House Hotel & Restaurant
Welcome to Toravaig House Hotel and Restaurant on the beautiful Scottish Isle of Skye, the ultimate romantic retreat on Scotland’s own ‘paradise island’. Toravaig is a stylish, contemporary country house hotel situated in Sleat, the ... More | visit website
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Hotel Eilean Iarmain (13.62 miles)

Hotel Eilean Iarmain
This traditional hotel, in an idyllic setting, with spectacular views across the sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Hills, retains its old world charm giving each guest a truly genuine highland welcome from the moment ... More | visit website
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Duisdale Country House Hotel (14.38 miles)

Duisdale Country House Hotel

Surrounded by extensive gardens and the historic Duisdale Forest, Duisdale House Hotel stands on a hillside on the beautiful Isle of Skye, with panoramic views across the Sound of Sleat.

The striking modern decor in this ... More | visit website

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Kinloch Lodge (15.41 miles)

Kinloch Lodge
Kinloch dates back to the early 1600s and is very much the home of Lord and Lady Macdonald. Two comfortable drawing rooms, with log fires, enjoy the most spectacular views. As Kinloch was not built ... More | visit website

Tighard (18.35 miles)


A traditional, stone built crofter's cottage, set in the peaceful surrounds of Loch Eil in the small hamlet of Blaich, 14 miles from Corpach and 18 miles from Fort William. Comfortably and tastefully furnished, this ... More

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Rockpool House (18.67 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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