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Arrochar is a historic village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland situated on the north tip of Loch Long a few miles from Loch Lomond, two miles east of the village of Tarbet. Arrochar is known as the Gateway to the Cowal and the south-west of Scotland. Arrochar was once home to clan Macfarlane noted cattle thieves and was the location of many battles between the clans and the Vikings. The battle of Tarbet Glen was fought on an isthmus of land between Arrochar and neighbouring Tarbet. Arrochar is surrounded by lochs, mountains and valleys with spectacular scenery, and an abundance of wildlife. The village was once known for fishing and farming and profited with its herring industry. Arrochar is now a tourist resort popular with walkers, hikers and climbers, there are three hotels, holiday accommodation, shops and amenities and various places to eat. Attractions include the Arrochar Alps with demanding hiking trails. The Highland Mountain Ben Arthur also known as the ‘Cobbler’ stands 881m tall and is popular with climbers, Ben Narnian is another well-known spot attracting rock-climbers. There are cruises to explore Loch Lomond operating from Tarbet which also hosts yacht races and a Powerboat Grand Prix. Nearby Kennacraig operates the main ferry terminus to the Isle of Islay for the opportunity to explore the Hebrides.


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Arrochar Hotel (0.29 miles)

Arrochar Hotel

Beautifully situated on the shores of Loch Long at the foot of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ the Arrochar Hotel has magnificent views across the Loch to the mountains beyond. A comfortable and friendly hotel, the Arrochar ... More | visit website

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Attic apartment (0.43 miles)

Attic apartment
The Attic apartment is a self contained studio flat comfortably situated in the centre of Arrochar, it sleeps 1-4 people. We are 45 minutes from Glasgow airport and 2 miles from Loch Lomond. The flat, ... More | visit website
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Rowantreebank B&B (0.43 miles)

Rowantreebank B&B

Rowantreebank is a friendly family run 200 year old cottage B&B situated in the heart of Arrochar village with views out over Loch Long and beyond to The Cobbler and the Arrochar Alps. We ... More | visit website

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Tarbet House Bed and Breakfast (1.69 miles)

Tarbet House Bed and Breakfast

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Luxury Guest House with en suite facilities and wonderful views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond nestling in 7 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Tarbet Hotel (1.69 miles)

Tarbet Hotel
200 years old, the Tarbet is built in true Scottish baronial style with fine features both inside and out. Situated at Tarbet, 2 miles from Arrochar, it has an impressive location just across the road ... More | visit website
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Rowardennan Hotel (4.91 miles)

Rowardennan Hotel

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On the banks of Loch Lomond in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest, this hotel has spectacular views of Ben Lomond, the loch and mountains to the north. Rowardennan Hotel is accessible, yet ... More

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Lochgoilhead Hotel (6.14 miles)

Lochgoilhead Hotel

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A loch side hotel complete with FREE GOLF and swimming in a beautiful location.The scenic village of Lochgoilhead is in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and is easily ... More

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Drimsynie House Hotel (6.98 miles)

Drimsynie House Hotel

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As the centre piece of the Drimsynie Estates, this impressive Scottish mansion overlooks its own 9-hole golf course and Loch Goil in the National Park. Just one mile away from the scenic ... More

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Ardlui Hotel (7.58 miles)

Ardlui Hotel
The Ardlui Hotel, Loch Lomond lies in the ancient heart of Scotland among the breathtaking scenery of The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the oldest and most spectacular of the country’s national parks. The ... More | visit website
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The Colquhoun Arms Hotel (7.80 miles)

The Colquhoun Arms Hotel

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The Colquhoun Arms is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond in the picturesque village of Luss, and offers 18 En-suite bedrooms. The hotel is now operating under new management and ... More

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