The Royal an Lochan

Activities in Tighnabruaich, Argyll

Boat Trips

DC Marine are a small business established in 2006 and the only locally owned and run boat trip operation in the Kyles of Bute. They operate the converted Motor Fishing Vessel Morag from the Pier in Tighnabruaich, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll.
Our trips cater for holidaymakers, friends of locals or people staying in the area and can be tailored to meet you and your family’s needs. There are regular set departures times or you can book to charter the whole boat for periods of one hour.
The Morag can accommodate 10 passengers and the trips invariably capture the spectacular views of the area from the sea, and give fantastic close up opportunities to see seals, porpoises, and many sea birds that inhabit the Kyles of Bute. A commentary on local history and folklore is provided.

  • Outdoor Activities

    Argyll Adventure offer a wide range of outdoor activities for both children and adults, these include laser clay pigeon shooting, climbing walls and paint ball games. Quadmania run superb quadbike treks as well as archery and clay pigeon shooting sessions.

  • Golf

    In the hills above the village there is a testing 9-hole golf course at Kyles of Bute Golf Club. Visiting golfers are also welcome at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon and Rothesay Golf Club on the Isle of Bute.

  • Horse Riding

    Ardlamont House in Kames offers horse riding and carriage rides. Call 01700 811198 for details and bookings.

    Slightly further afield, riding is available in Tarbert at Highland Horse Riding and on the Isle of Bute at the Rothesay Riding Centre (01700 504971).

  • Shooting and Stalking

    Winston and his co-stalkers are hugely experienced in leading stalkers on successful shoots all over the Cowal Peninsula and throughout Argyll. Stalking is available all year round and can be arranged by contacting Winston Churchill Stalking.

  • Fishing

    The local angling club regularly stock three attractive hill locks with brown and rainbow trout, day permits are available at the hotel. In the summer mackerel can be caught from the Tighnabruaich Pier and sea fishing can be arranged locally.

  • Sailing

    Sheltered in the lee of the Isle of Bute, the Kyles of Bute offer relatively safe sailing waters for small boats and the Tighnabruaich Sailing School runs day-boat courses to suit all levels.

  • Walking

    The Cowal Way runs right past us and there are two sections that you can try from the hotel.

    Tighnabruaich to Portavadie – 6 Miles (10 Km) undulating trails and stunning views.
    Tighnabruaich to Glendaruel – 11 Miles (18 Km) gentle walking through varied scenery.

  • Cycling

    The Royal an Lochan is located the National Cycle Network – Route 75. National Route 75 connects Leith in east Edinburgh with Portavadie on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, via Glasgow and Tighnabruaich using the ferry between Gourock and Dunoon.

    Then you can stop off at the Royal an Lochan for well-earned rest, food and refreshments. Get more information from Sustrans

  • Historic Sites

    Kilmodan Church and Kilmodan Carved Stones – Glendaruel  The site of an 18th Century church built on the site of the original early 17th Century church, dedicated to St Modan, an early Celtic saint who lived around the time of St. Columba. The Kilmodan Sculptured Stones comprise nine late-medieval West Highland grave-slabs and one post-Reformation grave-slab (dated 1636).

  • Garden Walks

    Dunans Castle – Glendaruel. The castle is set in 16 acres and is currently undergoing restoration. The woodland garden features a ravine walk that takes you through ancient woodland and past a waterfall and a marshland boardwalk through a wildflower meadow.

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