Loch Awe

Top Ten Attractions

1. Kilchurn Castle & St. Conan's Kirk
Situated at the head of Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle is one of the most beautiful and photographed castles in Scotland.  Located nearby is St. Conan's Kirk, a l9th century church with a surreal and affecting mixture of styles - including gothic gargoyles - and worth a visit.

2. Fishing
Loch and River Awe have always been famous for their wild brown trout and salmon fishing.  In 2000, the British record was broken at Loch Awe with a brown trout of 30lbs. 8oz. Taychreggan has its own Loch Awe fishing rights and ghillie.

3. Bikes & Walks
Lochaweside forests have nearly 90 miles of forest roads, six waymarked walks, and old public rights of way, all freely open to the public on foot or bike. Our local bike shop can deliver bicycles and gear for your use, see Lochaweside Forest for details.

4. Ben Cruachan
There are 20 munros for bagging within 90 minutes of Taychreggan, including nearby Ben Cruachan. You can also visit the hollow 'heart' of Cruachan - the home of Scottish power hidden in a massive cavern below ground - and learn how eco-friendly electricity is produced using our local waters.

5. On the Loch
Small boats can be rented for exploring the loch. Fee is £35 half day and £50 all day; £75 if you want a small cabin cruiser.

Ever wanted to learn sea kayaking? Let us arrange an instructor, kayak and all the gear needed for you to kayak on Loch Awe from our shore.  Fee is £50 per person, two person minimum, for 3 hours including set-up, instruction, and water time.   

We also recommend a three hour round wildlife and whirlpool  boat trip down Loch Craignish through the sound of Jura.

6. Oban
Oban has a fine 13 century castle, Dunstaffnage, where Flora McDonald was once held prisoner.  You can also enjoy an informative guided tour at Oban Distillery with the chance to enjoy a 'wee dram' at the end. Here you can also visit McCabe's Folly, the Oban War & Peace Museum, and the pier from where you catch a ferry boat to Mull and Iona.

7. Western Isles of Mull and Iona
A scenic 45 minute ferry ride from the Oban pier takes you to the Inner Hebrides Isle of Mull.  Those with a fascination for history can visit Duart Castle -  home to the chief of Clan MacLean or Torosay Castle located at the end of the railway line. Mull is also the ferry departure site for Iona:  the birthplace of Celtic Christianity and burial place of kings. See Cruises for more information.

8. Golf
Our local golf course is the Taynuilt Golf Club, a challenging 9-hole parkland course.  The course is surrounded by majestic scenery located close to the base of Ben Cruachan and with stunning views up Loch Etive.  Visitors are welcome.

9. Kilmartin Glen and Museum
If you are at all interested in Celtic and early Christian history, then you can't miss Kilmartin; the glen is full of cairns, cup and ring marked stones as well as several stone circles.  In the village of Kilmartin is an informative museum and right next door the church is home to very interesting tombstones and Celtic crosses. Kilmartin House Museum

10. Day's Out
Much of the Highlands is available within a day's drive back and forth from Taychreggan.  Click on "To See & Do" at left for more suggested attractions.


Kilchurn Castle Image - Copyright (c) Graham MacFarlane and used with permission

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