THE ROYAL AN LOCHAN
Spring 2017 Events in Cowal and Argyll
Benmore Guided Tours and Explorer
March – October 2017
Benmore Gardens run guided tours starting in March and run through to the end of October so why not join a tour and take in the history, plants and seasonal highlights of Benmore.
Walking tours run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays while the Benmore Explorer Tour runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays taking a limited number of people around the gardens on a people carrier which is ideal for those with mobility restrictions.
More information about Benmore Gardens.
Festival of Rhododendrons
1st April – 31st May 2017
Come and celebrate the beauty of the colourful and vibrant rhododendron during the Festival of Rhododendrons which runs from 1st April to 31st May 2017.
Some of the magnificent gardens taking part in the Festival are within easy reach of the Royal an Lochan. As well as the spectacular rhododendron displays on offer there are also guided walks and talks, exhibitions and arts and crafts.
The closest Gardens from the Hotel are Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Inveraray Castle Gardens, Crarae Garden and Arduaine Garden.
Find out more about the Festival of Rhododendrons.
Loch Fyne Food Fair
13th – 14th May 2017
The Loch Fyne Food Fair is annual treat for seafood lovers everywhere. Visitors and suppliers gather in the fields next to the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar at Cairndow for a seafood feast with wine and entertainment. The centrepiece is the Food Tent where producers have on offer delights such as Arbroath Smokies, Orkney Herrings, Loch Fyne Oysters, Gravadlax, smoked salmon, shellfish, and a host of non-seafood like venison, puddings, preserves and ales.
There is also live music, a craft tent, children’s entertainment and talks about food. The Fair is open from 11am – 6pm, admission is free and parking is £3 per vehicle.
26th – 29th May 2017
The Scottish Series is the premier yacht racing event in Scotland. This annual event is traditionally held on Loch Fyne with over 100 yachts expected to take part and as usual will use the scenic, coastal fishing village of Tarbert as a base. This is a fantastic event for spectators to enjoy and soak up the on shore atmosphere and festivities.
Find out more about the Scottish Series.