Picturesquely located on the shores of one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, Loch Etive, where Argyll meets Highland Scotland, Taynuilt is the perfect base from which to explore both the majesty of the Highlands and northern Argyll.
The village is well catered for with a number of excellent shops; the local tearoom is renowned for the quality of its cakes, and there is a friendly bar where you can relax with a drink. Keen golfers can play a round on the nine-hole course with its epic views of the loch, and there are also tennis facilities in the village.
There are a great many marked trials for walkers and cyclists located in and around the village, with routes through the Nant Glen National Nature reserve and Fearnoch Forest being particularly scenic. The loch itself is only accessible by boat, and trips depart daily from the pier. Prepare to be entranced by the sight of the magnificent mountains of Glencoe looming above! Nature lovers will appreciate the presence of a scattering of deer on the hills, seals sunbathing on the rocky shore, and, if you’re really lucky, you may even be treated to the rare sight of a golden eagle soaring above you.
For scenic days out without the car a railway service connects the village to Oban on the coast to the west and inland Argyll to the west or for a day out with a difference visit the Bonawe Iron Furnace, which dates back to 1753 and is the best example of a charcoal powered furnace in the whole of the UK.
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