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From jewellery to paintings, and a selection of unique photo prints and crafts from local craftspeople.
Loch Fyne is probably Scotland's most famous sea loch and known throughout the world for containing amazing seafood and for it's sailing attraction. The loch stretches north from the Clyde Estuary, encompassing small safe havens and marinas as it curves towards Inveraray and passing by Ardrishaig and the south entry of the also famous Crinan Canal.
Loch Fyne and this area of south-west Argyll is popular with seasonal tourism, many whom come to sample beautiful fresh seafood, attend unique creative cultural events and to experience the unique relaxing environment and friendly people in this beautiful and historic highland area. More About Loch Fyne >>
One of the highest concentrations of seafood restaurants in the west of Scotland is presented in the towns and villages around Loch Fyne with fish and shellfish landed daily and widely available in the freshest possible condition.
Many people in the UK will be familiar with the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (at Cairndow) and the chain of Loch Fyne Restaurants in and around London but don't forget that all around Loch Fyne are hotels and restaurants that serve the same delicious food, all cooked in different ways to suit different tastes.
Regarded as one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland, this part of Argyll is popular with sailors and boat enthusiasts with a good number of safe marinas at various points along Loch Fyne.
Dive charters enable experienced divers the opportunity to go wreck diving in parts of Loch Fyne and around the Argyll coast and each year Loch Fyne is the home of the second largest Yachting Regatta in the UK.
Golf is a good reason for spending some time around Loch Fyne. There are several golf courses between Inveraray and Tarbert, all 9 hole courses but for the true golf enthusiast visiting Argyll the pinnacle of golf to be had is only an hour from Loch Fyne at the Old Machrihanish Golf Club. Loch Fyne Golf Courses >>
The keenest of anglers can hire leisure boats to try their hand at sea fishing in this saltwater loch. However If you fancy a spot of sea fishing but dont have the sea legs for it,Tarbert's east pier is popular for mackerel. Please have a look out our Loch Fyne fishing guide. Fishing On Loch Fyne >>
For the keen horticulturist, and fellow photographer or artist, there are many gardens spread across Argyll which have some interesting species of plant but also offer a tranquil location in which to meander, smell and observe the splendour of lovely flowers in full bloom while gathering your thoughts and contemplating life itself.
There are a number of gardens scattered around Loch Fyne and deeper into Argyll and Kintyre that are worth a short journey to explore and enjoy.
One such garden is Crarae which sits on the west coast of Loch Fyne with views out to the water from the highest point of the gardens. Loch Fyne Gardens >>
Tarbert, on the west shore of Loch Fyne is the start of the Kintyre Way walk. It meanders from village to village across Kintyre. The 7 sections can be tackled separately or combined covering 66 miles over hill, track and road. The first stage of the walk from Tarbert's castle with views over Loch Fyne ends at Skipness castle. Kintyre Way >>
Additional walks such as the established Cowal Way and a number of forestry walks are also throughout Loch Fyne and the local area. Loch Fyne Walks >>
Loch Fyne presents the very best landscapes and plenty of areas for cycling, perhaps organising a cycling trip around Loch Fyne would be a great way to explore all there is on this wonderful coastline.
Many people appreciate Loch Fyne for photography and art potential. The beautiful landscapes and traditional Scottish village appeal help create a snapshot in time. People are also inspired musically by this stunning part of Scotland.
There are many local musicians, artists, photographers, craftsmen and women who find creative inspiration in the surroundings helping creativity and originality. Read more >>
The Waverley, the last remaining passenger paddle steamer operating in Scotland stops off at many locations during the summer.
The large attractive boat travels from Tarbert up and down the loch as part of its west coast timetable. Read more about the Waverley, see video footage and photographs. Loch Fyne Boat Trips >
Timber Boat At Ardrishaig, Loch Gilp, At The Top Of Loch Fyne
Looking South Along Loch Fyne From Ardrishaig
Visit the Loch Fyne Food Trail website at www.lochfyne.org.