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Fishing in Argyll

This link describes the fishing opportunities in Argyll. Trout fishing permits can be bought in Lochgilphead at Fyne Tackle, which also sells fishing and outdoor pursuits equipment and clothing. The local trout fishing club also welcomes visitors

Fynes Ales is an award winning progressive craft brewery producing a range of innovative casks and bottled ales.  They offer brewery tours, have a shop, bar and serve simple bar food. They are open 7 days a week between 10:00 and 18:00.

This website provides detailed guides to local walks, each walk is graded and timed to allow you to plan accordingly.

 Crinan Canal

A link to all the activities and events related to the Crinan Canal which links Loch Fyne with the Sound of Jura.

A link to all of the Golf Clubs in Argyll and Bute. There are 26 stunning courses across the county.

Pony rides, trekking and adventure activities on the shores of Loch Fyne near Inveraray.

Venture West is based in one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland - Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura. Offering unforgettable boat trips around the West coast of Scotland. They visit the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool, leaving from Crinan Harbour. Booking is essential.

Based on the Isle of Seil which has a bridge to the mainland, 48 miles from Barr Cottage, Sea Kayak Scotland offers tailored trips and courses for all abilities in a stunning setting. They also provide equipment for hire for experienced paddlers. Booking in advance is essential.

Festivals and Special Events  

This link provides an overview of events near us in Argyll

Below are some of our local favourites!

Festival of Rhododendrons

1st April-31st  May 2018.

Loch Fyne Food Fair  

12th - 13th  May 2018.

Fyne Fest

1st - 3rd June 2018. Beer, food, music.

Inveraray Highland Games

17th July 2018.

Mid Argyll Show

11th August 2018

Agricultural Show, livestock classes and produce competitions, tractor displays, Terrier racing, pole climbing, pipe bands and more…..


8th -10th September 2018

The best of local Music, Whisky, Food & Drink, Arts, crafts & activities. Held in the grounds of Inveraray Castle.

A group of 20 gardens varying in size, style and maturity, dating from the 13th to the 20th century. They are spread throughout the mainland of Argyll, often in dramatic scenery, and to the islands of Bute, Gigha, and Seil. Seven of these gardens are within an hour to an hour and a half’s drive from Barr Cottage, the closest is the magnificent Himalayan garden at Crarae - about 5 mins away by car. There is a Festival of Rhododendrons between 1st April and 31st May, additional gardens and special events are listed on the website.

There is so much to see and do in this amazing part of Argyll.

We have included a few links to specialist websites to help you plan your stay. There are also local reference books and leaflets in the cottage.

We will be happy to help you plan outdoor leisure activities (with the help of local specialist guides where necessary).

Please e-mail with your request or click the following link to  our Pinterest boards to find out more.

Kilmartin Museum provides a unique insight into the rich history of Kilmartin Glen and the surrounding area, including 800 ancient monuments/sites that the ancient kingdom of Dalriada has to offer. Their cafe is also a very popular destination for coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea. They offer guided walks and events throughout the year.

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation Visitor Centre at Barr an Daimh, provide an Environmental Interpretation Officer (Ranger) service within Knapdale and its surrounding area offering wildlife guided walks, including beavers, and themed events throughout the season. The way-marked trails and walks around the visitor centre are a fascinating way to explore the Heart of Argyll.

Barr Cottage is a proud member of the Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance. Visit their website to view local events and a fabulous array of activities and places of interest.