Things to Do in Lochgilphead

The perfect place to relax and unwind, Lochview Cottage is the ideal location to explore the surrounding sites and beautiful landscapes of Argyll all year round. Whether you are reading a book with a glass of local whisky and a view of the hills, looking at the ever changing sea lochs or checking out the many interesting places to visit, this perfect location has something for everyone.

Lochgilphead is a bustling lochside town in the Heart of Argyll with shops, pubs, hotels, restaurants, a swimming pool, leisure centre and Lochgilphead Gold Course.

A short walk from the Cottage is the Crinan Canal which starts at Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne, and ends nine miles away at Crinan. It was designed to provide a quick link between the west coast and islands at one end and the Clyde Estuary at the other, and so avoid the long voyage around the south end of the Kintyre Peninsula.

Approximately 16 miles from Lochgilphead on the Oban Road historic sights worth a visit include Carnasserie Castle Ruin in Kilmartin Glen. In this valley you will find an abundance of evidence pointing to the Ancient Kingdoms of the Scots. More than 5000 years old, discover fascinating standing stones, stone circles and castles.

Things to do in and around Lochgilphead include:

  • Sailing
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Diving
  • Horse-riding
  • Swimming pool and Leisure Centre
  • Crinan Canal
  • Historic sights
  • Festivals