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Tarbert on Loch Fyne

Tarbert has always been a popular destination for an outing from The Crinan Hotel. 

There is a good selection of places for a light snack or a more substantial meal and a range of local shops as well.  Fresh fish is landed here almost every day throughout the year as this is very much a working harbour as well as offering facilities and services for leisure marinres as well.  The castle which overlooks the harbour has associations with Robert the Bruce and for castle fans, there is another not far away at Skipness.  A network of maintained paths and marked routes makes this a good spot for a short stroll or a more bracing walk and for golfers, there is the Tarbert Golf Club. 

Throughout the year there are events of one sort or another taking place - you can check on the Tarbert website for details of what coming up here:

Ferries head both East and West - from Tarbert Harbour, you can pop over Loch Fyne on a short crossing to explore the delights of Portavadie where there are places to eat and drink as well as a stunning new spa.  The ferry to the Isle of Islay steams out down beautiful West Loch Tarbert from Kennacraig which is 10 minutes from the town centre.  A little further down the road, there is a southbound ferry as well which serves the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde.

Tarbert is the gateway to the rest of the Mull of Kintyre, famous for dairy produce especially cheddar cheese as well as whisky and seafood.  There is more to explore further south - lots more information is available on the Tarbert website:


A useful source for more information is the Explore Argyll & The Isles website: or you can talk to us here at the Hotel on 01546 830261 or email: [email protected]


The splendid photo of the rainbow over Tarbert Harbour which features on this page was taken by Phillip Fox Denham.