image courtesy of Julie Williamson
image courtesy of Julie Williamson
 

Out and about in the Area

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Eating Out

Enjoy a lovely beer and plate of Oysters in Ellenabeich and take the ferry to Easdale

 

 

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Nearby villages

Go to Crinan Canal visit the beaches and watch the boats or have lunch at the Tea shop or Hotel

 

 

oronsay priory island life scotland Oronsay Priory

Take a boat trip

Visit one of the miriad of islands or just look at Wildlife

 

 

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For telephone numbers and web sites for all the attractions mentioned here, please see the Links page

 

riding holiday horse back scotland Hilltop views from horseback

Immediately next to Lunga estate office is Lunga Stables, operated by Patricia O'Reilly, who offers the unique ranch style experience of riding western, as well as conventional English riding, on well trained horses and ponies. Lessons, children's pony rides and pony days, trail riding and even pub rides are available. With endless tracks to explore, both beginners and experienced riders can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, perhaps paddle in the sea, or just brush up on technique.
A complete holiday package can be put together for you while you stay in one of the Lunga estate cottages or cabins, many of which overlook the horses' fields so you can wake up to the sight of horses grazing or the braying of one of the donkeys! 

 

boating yachts holiday accomodation west scotland Craobh Haven Marina and The Lord of the Isles pub

 

The nearby village of Craobh Haven has a 250 berth Marina where boat trips, yacht charter and an extensive chandlery are available.

 

Craobh Haven watersports offers a range of water sport activities including boat and kayak hire as well as formal RYA training. ( sadly at presnt closed)

 

Duncan Phillips takes day and half day trips aboard "Farsain" among the Inner Hebrides and sometimes ferries walkers to the remote and inaccessible islands.

Or you can take a trip on the Jenny Wren who will not only take you to the Whirlppol but can offer a Fish, fillet and fry package for you keen fishermen and cooks.

Why not ry out the exiting cooking classes held at the Corrie Cook school just down the road.

 

There is a small craft shop and the Lord of the Isles pub and restaurant which also has a small grocery shop.

 

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In Ardfern, 2 miles over the forestry track or 6 miles by public road, Ardfern Yacht Centre has charter yachts and an extensive chandlery. From here Lindsay Johnston sails in Sea Leopard, capable of taking up to 50 passengers trips around the loch and the sound of Jura.

 

The Galley of Lorne Inn has bar meals and restaurant and the Crafty Kitchen serves local food amidst a varied collection of crafts both local and ethnic.

 

With a Kirk, a School and the Craignish Village Hall this is the main local community. The Ardfern Village Store is very well stocked and open 7 days a week. The Craignish Community has an active programme of events and a summer Arts festival, with highlights including live music, the infamous Pirate Parade and the Scarecrow trail.

adventures and boat trips scotland west coast going through the centre of the corryvreckan

To the south is Crinan, with the Crinan Canal, Crinan Boats and the famous Crinan Hotel. To the north is Kilmelford Yacht Haven with Loch Melford Hotel and the National Trust Arduaine Gardens.

 

Boat trips from all of these harbours go out to the islands, the sounds, tidal passages and to the world famous Gulf of Corryvreckan where, in comfort, it is possible to see a huge range of seabirds including the recently re-introduced sea eagles as well as red deer, fallow, wild goats, seals, otters, basking sharks and whales.

Kilmartin Museum, 6 miles south, is a wealth of information on the many archaeological and historically significant sites in the area and the cafe attached to the museum has an excellent reputation.

 

The Forestry Commission and the Dalriada Project have some especially beautiful wildlife and woodland walks as well as the beaver re-introduction project at Knapdale forest

 

The seaside town of Oban is 22 miles to the north and the main ferry terminus, with trips available to Mull, Iona, Colonsay and other islands.

 

Ferry terminals at Kennacraig and Tarbet to the south give access to further exciting locations such as Islay, Jura and the Cowal peninsula.

 

Just outside Oban, Dunollie Castle, the seat and ancestral home of Clan MacDougall, stands as an iconic monument to the history of the area.

Contact us

Lunga Estate

Craobh Haven

Lochgilphead

Argyll

PA31 8UU

Tel : 01852 500 531

E-mail: colin@lunga.com

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