Along the banks of the Scottish Crinan Canal and at the end of the Loch Gilp lies Lochgilphead. A holiday to this small town promises days with glorious views and a wealth of activity, finished off with nights of fun out on the town, meaning this is a place that is marvelous for both groups of friends and for families. Visit Cockles Delicatessen and stroll around the stands of local cheese and organic foods, excellent for taking back to your holiday let, or to enjoy while out at a place like the nearby Lys Kentyre beach, with its luscious sand, striking mountains and huge population of natural life. For a taste of Lochgilphead, keep your eyes out for the local whiskies and ale – they will not disappoint! Take the kids out to Crarae Gardens for hours of amusement, only ten miles away, filled again with wildlife and different bird species.
Lochgilphead is a very young town, having been created in 1790 and increasing in importance after the Crinan Canal was made. Keeping to its roots, Lochgilphead hosts the Gaelic festival Dalriada Provincial Mod each autumn, where artists of all ages show their talents through song and special highland dance. Visit at this time and you will be in for a once in a lifetime glimpse into this amazing town and all its customs. A great haven for all is Lochgilphead, especially for lovers of cycling, fishing and even sea kayaking! If you are in need of some relaxation after all of this, fret not – there is the local hydrotherapy pool to bring you back into a quiet and harmonious space. By renting a holiday cottage in Lochigilphead, you can fully experience all this place has to offer. Bring the kids for a holiday they will never forget, or come with your loved one and get back to nature.