Crinan doesn't really fit with the Argyll stereotype. A far cry from rough, rugged hills and remote forest, the village has a quietly refined feel as a result of the Crinan Canal, which enters the Sound of Jura here on the Atlantic side of its nine-mile journey. With a population of under 100 it's unlikely to hold your attention for hours, but the sheltered canal basin is a lovely place to wander around on a sunny day and watch boats navigate the locks on either side. Just along the coast to the west is a separate harbour: less touristy and the launchpad for walks into the wooded terrain beyond.
|[Canal & coffee shop]|
Name: Crinan ★★★☆☆
Location: G.R.: NR 788944 / scope brass masts
|[Locks at the end of the Crinan Canal]|