Out & About
Blarghour is centrally situated for exploring Argyll and the West Highlands, so on a day out & about you might…
- Drive through scenic Glenorchy and the majestic mountains of Glen Coe
- Take a day trip from Oban to Mull, Iona and Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)
- Enjoy a guided tour of Oban Whiskey Distillery
- Visit Inveraray Castle and gardens or Inveraray Jail
- Visit the standing stones, chambered cairns and ancient rock art along Kilmartin Glen
- Observe yachts navigating the locks along Crinan Canal
- Visit Crarae or Arduaine or one of the many glorious Gardens in Argyll
- Take a Boat trip to see wildlife and the Corryvreckan Whirlpool or Fingal’s Cave
- Visit the ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station & café
Castles and Churches
Loch Awe has four ruined castles with Kilchurn, often featured on calendars, near Dalmally, probably the best known.
St Conan’s Kirk in Lochawe Village is also worth a visit.
Walking & Nature
With hills, lochs, islands, mountains, forests, gardens and ancient history there is an abundance of interesting walks around Argyll.
On the Walking and Nature page we give some ideas for walks, cycling, fishing and wildlife tours.
Dalmally is our local 9 hole golf course and the aptly named ‘Orchy Splash’ on hole 3 is an interesting challenge for most golfers.
Argyll Adventure near Inveraray offers scenic treks along Loch Fyne with led pony rides for younger children and apprehensive riders. Tel: 01499 302611
As well as pony rides (over 4 yrs), Argyll Adventure has Paintball and Laser Storm for children aged 8 and over.
Seals, indoor aquariums and otters, at the Seal Sanctuary near Oban.
For a bit of a challenge, the High Wire courses at the Nevis Range near Fort William are excellent with a variety of courses for different ages and abilities. You can also hire bikes and try the mountain biking courses.
For a good safe beach, Ganavan Sands just outside Oban and Crinan Ferry are probably hard to beat.
Eating Out & Locally Produced Food
Argyll has many specialist food producers and excellent seafood which can be enjoyed in cafés, pubs and restaurants and our Eating when Out & About summary might offer some inspiration when planning your day out.