Within 1 Hour of Ardmarnoch
Ardmarnoch is located in an almost perfect location enabling you to get from Glasgow in 2 hours by car, to explore the wonderful landscape and villages of Cowal. It also places you in a location in which by car and ferry you can explore mainland Argyll and Kintyre and travel to many islands of interest.
There is plenty to do on Ardmarnoch but also there is plenty to do and see close by. We have compiled a little bit of information of some of the things you can do within 1 hour of Ardmarnoch.
Kilfinan Church & Hotel (10 minutes by car)
Kilfinan features prominently in the history of Clan Lamont. The 13th Century church first recorded as far back as 1231 by ancestors of the Lamonts. The church with the help of Historic Scotland has been part of a restoration which had started in 2000 with work completed internally in late 2003. Kilfinan Stones dating from the 9th century are located here.
Kilfinan Hotel, a Scottish country inn, is adjacent to the Church of Kilfinan. Here breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.
Millhouse (10 minutes by car)
Only 10 minutes drive south from Ardmarnoch is the small hamlet of Millhouse, here you will find Millcroft Lavender, who are the most northerly producers of lavender in the U.K. and sell lavender, flowers and herbs. They have a small shop and visitors are welcome.
Kames (10 minutes by car)
A further 5 minutes through Millhouse between Kames and Tighnabruaich you will find the well known 9 hole Kyles of Bute golf course where a week day ticket or weekend day ticket only costs £10. Duncan’s Grocery Store is here for all food supplies.
Tighnabruaich (15 minutes by car)
Tighnabruaich, gaelic for “the house on the hill” is a beautiful waterside village also surrounded by spectacular scenery and you can indeed see the houses and buildings set into the hillside.
Tighnabruaich is a local village, only 20 minutes from your accommodation on Ardmarnoch Estate and well established as a location for water based activities offering canoeing, sailing and kayaking.
Close by is the Kyle Of Bute golf course, a 9 hole course with stunning views only two miles from Tighnabruaich.
For keen anglers there are three trout ponds in the hills above the village, controlled and stocked by the local angling club, where you can relax and enjoy fishing in the company of very few others.
During the summer months the paddle steamer, The Waverley, makes scheduled stops here twice each week.
You will also be in for a treat if you love food with good eateries including the popular restaurant An Lochan, member of Scotland’s official Seafood Trail.
Loch Fyne Seafood & Oyster Bar, Tree Shop & Garden Centre ( 55 minutes by car )
The very first Loch Fyne Oyster Bar which now has over 30 restaurants throughout the UK is a popular place to eat with locals and tourists alike, also a place of escape within a reasonable journey from Glasgow for seafood lovers. The restaurant also has a fish shop so you can buy fresh fish and shellfish to take away, there is also a tree shop with wonderful shrubs and trees.
Lochgoilhead Outdoor Activity Centre ( 55 minutes by car )
Set amongst magnificent scenery the Lochgoilhead Outdoor Activity Centre offers many activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, power boating, hill walking, archery, orienteering, wall climbing and mountain biking all within a walking distance of the main centre. All activities are supervised.