Things To Do

Shopping
Ardfern, just 2 minutes drive down the road has an excellent well-stocked shop, lobsters and prawns can be ordered here. Lochgilphead, 16 miles to the south, is a friendly town with a good selection of shops including a Co-op supermarket. Oban, 23 miles to the north, has an even wider range of shops plus the largest Tesco in the West Highlands.

Eating Out
Nearby there are plenty of good places to eat. Just down the road in Ardfern is the Galley of Lorne. Over the hill at Craobh Haven is the Lord of the Isles while just up the road next to Arduaine Gardens is the Loch Melfort Hotel with its restaurant and bistro/café bar and superb views west towards Jura.

Sea Leopard, Craignish Cruises

Arduaine GardensBoat Trips & Cruises
There is no shortage of choice. Craignish Cruises, based in Ardfern, offer several options as does Farsain Cruises sailing from Craobh Haven. Easdale a few miles further north is the Argyll base of Sea.Fari, with high speed rib trips and Sea Life Adventures. for detailed information on all other boat trip and cruise options see Cruises in Argyll & Bute.

Island Hopping
You can easily spend a whole day on Mull and Iona or on Islay. The Mull ferry sales from Oban, the Islay ferry departs from Kennacraig, just south of Tarbert. See Caledonain Macbrayne for timetables.

Temple Wood Stone Circles (4)Carnasserie Castle

Superb Gardens
Argyll has some of the best gardens in Britain. Just three miles north of Craigdhu
is the delightful coastal garden of Arduaine. For details of the many other gardens and plant nurseries see Gardens of Argyll.

Ancient Argyll
See Historic Sites of Argyll. No where else on mainland Scotland has such a concentration of superb prehistoric sites as the area around Kilmartin, just to the south of Craigdhu. There are chambered cairns, stone circles, standing stones, and great slabs of rock carved with fascinating abstract designs.

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