Argyll & Bute | Village | ★★

[Ardfern Yacht Centre]

Follow the (slightly creepy?) wooden hand pointing the way onto the Craignish Peninsula from the A816 main road and you'll soon reach Ardfern: a scattered village which feels like a true escape from the daily grind. Life here seems to revolve around yachts arriving and departing from the large marina, the opening hours of the 17th century Galley of Lorne Inn - which serves excellent food - and not much else. Decades of declining agriculture and industry threatened the survival of a sustainable community here in the 1970s, before the laird developed the yacht centre as a catalyst for revival, and the place now seems to be doing OK. The old chapel a few miles further down the road is also worth a look; continue to the very end of the road end to really get away from it all.

[Galley of Lorne Inn]

Location & info

📌 Ardfern ★★
Argyll & Bute, G.R.: NM 807044 ///shells.colder.seagulls

🚌 There are infrequent buses on the Oban to Lochgilphead route.

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Craobh Haven ★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Carnasserie Castle ★★★ (3 mi ↓)
>> Craignish Old Parish Church (3 mi ←)

[Road end at the tip of the peninsula]


Popular posts from this blog

Walk: Livingston's jaw-dropping waterfall

Campsie Glen waterfalls

Cleeves Cove