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Local Activities and Attractions

The Royal an Lochan on The Cowal Way

Take a picturesque walk along the famous Cowal Way.

Apart from eating delicious food and relaxing in our unique surroundings, what are you going to do while you stay with us? We are certain you will find something to enjoy from our See & Do pages: Places to Visit in Cowal and Argyll, Local Activities in Cowal and Argyll.

The Tighnabruaich Gallery

Tighnabruaich is one of four small villages stretching along the shore of the Kyles of Bute. There are a number of small shops including a post office and local grocery shop and The Tighnabruaich Gallery which specialises in exhibiting contemporary Scottish art; paintings, sculptures, wood turning, glasswork, textiles and jewellery all of which are crafted by artists either based in or originating from Scotland.

Scottish Artists’ Displays in the Hotel

The hotel also displays many paintings by Scottish artists many of which have used the magnificent scenery around the Kyles of Bute for inspiration and as subject matter. Also on disply are selected items of handcrafted jewellery and glassware from the nearby Tighnabruaich Gallery. Many of the artworks displayed in the hotel are for sale and those displayed in the restaurant with its superb natural light

Walking and Cycling

Our local charity Kilfinan Greenways Association are reclaiming, upgrading and signposting lost footpaths in the Tighnabruaich area. There are hill and coastal walks of varying difficulty on the Cowal Peninsula as well as plenty of historical buildings and sites in the area.

The Cowal Way

The Cowal Way is a 57 mile walkway from Portavadie on Loch Fyne to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond and is ideal for walking and cycling. The undulating trail is waymarked and rugged in places and has a wide variety of stunning scenery from views of Bute and the Clyde, moorland hills and forests as well as historical points of interest along the way as well as a rich variety of wildlife to spot such as red squirrel, golden eagle and red deer.

Nature and Bird Watching

Tighnabruaich and the surrounding area offers a wondeful variety of wildlife on and offshore.

Find out more about our local wildlife on our Wildlife page.

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