Visitor Attractions

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Angus's Garden

 

PA35 1HY

 

Barguillean Farm - Taynuilt

Angus's Garden was created out of a mother's love for her son. Angus Macdonald was killed in Cyprus in 1956 and the garden was started the following year. Betty Macdonald's wish was for the creation of a spring flowering garden within a natural woodland setting and for it to be a place of forgiveness and reconciliation.  Located a short walk from Barguillean Farm, the garden covers approximately nine acres and has been planted with many varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as other flowering shrubs and trees.

 

 

Ardanaiseig Wood Land Garden

 

PA35 1HE

 

A85 to junction with B845, follow to Kilchrenan Inn, left to Ardanaiseig.
Ardanaiseig Hotel is surrounded by some 100 acres of gardens, forest and woodland walks. Primarily a spring garden and originally laid out in the 1820s, there are many varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other exotic shrubs and specimen trees. Open all year.

 

Arduaine Gardens 

 

PA34 4XQ

 

 

 

This wonderful coastal garden forms a horticultural tour around the temperate world with a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, Blue Tibetan poppies, giant Himalayan lilies and Chatham Island forget-me-nots.  Stroll through the woodland to the coastal viewpoint  Great water garden.

 

Arduaine Garden is a tranquil green oasis on the south slope of the Arduaine peninsula on the west coast, south of Oban, with something to see every day of the year. While you're here, you might also like to enjoy the delights of the neighbouring Loch Melfort Hotel, originally Arduaine House.

 

Bonawe Iron Furnace

 

PA34 1JQ

 

The Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt , also called Lorn Furnace, was an industrial complex in the middle of the eighteenth century with the aim of producing pig iron. Central to this complex was a furnace that was heated by charcoal.

 

Telephone:  01866 822432

 

 

 

Cruachan - Hollow Mountain

 

PA33 1AN

 

Visitor Centre with guided tours.

 

Situated amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements.

 

Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe is Cruachan Power Station.

 

Finns Falconry    -  Inverawe near Taynuilt PA35 1HU

 

A falconry business with wildlife education at its core. Utilising awesome birds of prey in stunning locations around Argyll. Our mission is to champion bird of prey conservation and their importance to healthy ecosystems through education and engagement by:

Deliver and facilitate static and flying displays at country shows and fairs;

Tailored talks and lectures to clients requirements or curriculum;

Interactive, hands-on hawk walks, hunting experiences and day long familiarisation sessions;

Media, film and photography opportunities and workshos   visit website  www.finnfalconry.co.uk

 

 

 

Kintail Birds of Prey -  Dalmally   PA33 1BP

 

Hands on Falconry Experiences

Fly Scottish Birds of Prey

Come and join us at our private Falconry Centre overlooking spectacular Loch Awe, Argyll

Over 25 native British birds of prey  on display  in stunning grounds overlooking  the longest fresh water loch in Scotland.  Hold Heidi the golden eagle, feed the peregrine falcons, fly Snoopy the barn owl and Dotty the Kestrel and much more.

Click image or here for more information https://kintailbirdsofprey.co.uk/

 

Kilmartin Museum

 

PA31 8RK

 

Museum Opening Times

  • 10:00am to 5:30pm every day from 1st
  • March to 31st October
  • 11:00am to 4:00pm every day from 1st November to 23rd December
  • Closed from Christmas until 1st March

Telephone:  01546 510278

Upper Sonachan House - Garden


Portsonachan, South Lochaweside

On B840, 3 miles south of Cladich.


Open by appointment.
 

Telephone:  01866 833229


To be visited especially during the rhododendron season. No admission charge but contributions please to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

 

 

 

 

 

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