The picturesque coastal town of Lochgilphead, located in the heart of Argyll and Bute, occupies a lovely loch-side location and provides an excellent base for exploring this beautiful corner of the region.
Sitting on the shores of Loch Gilp, which itself sits at the head of the magnificent Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead is a town of great character. First built in the 18th century, Lochgilphead town centre has a fine array of shops, many of which are located within whitewashed stone buildings that typify the town. History lovers will find plenty to occupy themselves within the town and the surrounding area, including Carnassarie Castle. This impressive monument is just a short, 15 minute drive away and boasts some excellent views. Meanwhile, the Kilmartin Museum offers fascinating insights into the ancient history of this area of Scotland.
Approximately 25 miles from Lochgilphead lies one of the most must-see attractions in western Scotland; Inveraray Castle. The ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, this magnificent building on the shores of Loch Fyne is full of historic treasures and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. A secluded woodland walk is also nearby and visitors will find tearooms and an excellent gift shop, making Inveraray Castle a great day out for all the family.
If you would like to experience the friendly welcome and rich history of this delightful Scottish town, search for holiday cottages in Lochgilphead today.