Knap House South
Luxury Self Catering, Tarbert, Loch Fyne




Tarbert and Kintyre Area

Within a scenic two hour drive from Glasgow, Tarbert is a wonderful place for a short break or a longer holiday. There is so much to see and do in the area and village you will find many wonderful walks. Above the harbour explore Tarbert Castle, a 13th century stronghold that was home for a time to Robert the Bruce, and continue on the Millennium Walk looping round the Castle to gain breathtaking panoramic views of Loch Fyne in all weathers! For the more adventurous continue to Skipness Castle via the Kintyre Way, the first leg of the 87mile long distance route finishing at Dunaverty near Southend on the Mull of Kintyre.


Skipness Castle Kintyre
Skipness Castle

Alternatively, to the north of the harbour follow the White Shores walk to the pebble beach or the Bird Hut and enjoy the opportunity to spot herons, gannets, seals and other wildlife. Shell Beach is a hidden gem at the end of Pier Road and is composed entirely of scallop shells!

A trip to Ardrishaig allows you to hire a bike and cycle the length of the Crinan Canal from Loch Fyne to the Atlantic and enjoy watching boats pass through the 15 locks.

The local 9 hole Tarbert Golf Course provides a challenging and scenic round or venture further south to Machrihanish Golf Course which boasts one of the world’s most beautiful first tee. Test your skills on the new Machrihanish Dunes links or enjoy a round at Dunaverty, the most southerly course on Kintyre. Other courses can be found at Lochgilphead and Carradale which has magnificent views to Arran as well as a beautiful sandy beach. and there’s also a wee nine hole course on Gigha if you fancy a short ferry trip.

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Alternatively rent a surf board and catch a wave on Machrihanish Beach or enjoy a long sandy walk to Westport and watch the Windsurfers in action.

There are diving opportunities with Loch Fyne Dive Charters in Tarbert, alternatively buy fresh scallops, langoustine, lobsters and other delicacies from Prentice Seafoods at the Ferry slipway.

Fire Tower Mountain bike trails offer all levels of tracks from gentle green loops with great views to grade black drop offs and features all minutes from Lochgilphead.

Kilmartin Glen in the heart of Argyll is one of Britain's richest archaeological landscapes boasting standing stones and ancient burial sites and the seat of past Scottish Kings. In nearby Knapdale try and spot the newly introduced Beavers at Barnluasgan!

Eating out in Tarbert is easy with a choice of great restaurants. The newly opened Starfish Restaurant/Gallery, the Anchor Hotel Seabed Restaurant, some easy Tapas at the Cafe Barge or a quick coffee stop and home baking at Fletchers. A worthwhile journey out of town is the acclaimed Kilberry Inn featured on the Hairy Bikers programme, and en route you’ll enjoy wonderful views across to the island of Jura. Portavadie Marina and restaurant with links to Cowal and Tighnabruich.

On those rainy days the Loch Fyne Gallery or Luckenbooth Gallery offer a chance to relax and browse.

Local Area Details for Tarbert Loch Fyne


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