Hotels in Lochgilphead
Originally built in 1872, The Grey Gull Inn sits in a leading location by Crinan Canal and Loch Gilp, right by where they join into the beautiful Loch Fyne.
In and around Lochgilphead
Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve
Being older than most of the standing stones in the surrounding glen – over 5000 years of age – Moine Mhor is given a special historic edge. Its open pools and mossy mounds give the reserve real character and the presence of the hen harrier bird of prey only adds to its majesty. Moine Mhòr is one of the few British landscapes which takes in saltmarsh, peat bog, woodland and hillside.
Located in Kilmartin Glen, visit a tomb set apart from the others on a shaded tree-covered terrace. This Bronze Age cairn, a mound of rough stones built as a memorial, is not considered to be part of the linear group in the area due to its unusuality. Inside it, excavations in the 1800s found remains of up to 10 individuals in one cist which was dug directly in to the ground and capped with a huge 3.8m stone!
Extending 40 miles, Loch Fyne is Scotland’s longest sea loch, which is located on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, connected to the Sound of Jura by the Crinan Canal. The loch is popular for water activities such as diving and fishing. Dolphins, otters, seals and basking sharks can also be spotted across different times of the year.
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