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Ardlarach Lodge

Luxury Lodge on the beautiful island of Luing, West Coast of Scotland...

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On Luing Island

Anyone coming to the Island will be interested in looking at the local Isle of Luing website »

Activities on Luing:

Luing is within the Argyll Marine conservation area

Luing Stores and Post Office – our local shop provides general groceries, newspapers, gifts and cards, coffee, tea and sandwiches. Tel 01852 314243

Luing Bike Hire – Available at Sunnybrae Caravan Park, South Cuan (just across the ferry on Luing) To explore the island contact Mike 01852 314274

Walking on Luing - There are many low level, beach walks on the Island. The Luing Community trust has produced a leaflet showing the Islands walks which can be procured from Luing Store. Useful website with information on walking »

Isle of Luing walks leaflets available at Luing shop.

Paula Roberts, Massage Toberonochy: 01852 314120 or 07842 166853


Activities off the Island

Boat Trips

  • Sea fari Adventures, Easdale - Fast Rib trips around the Isles of the Sea 01852 300003
  • Coastal Connection, Oban +44 (0)1631 565833 - if you would like an 11m Redbay rib with skipper for the day this is the one!
  • Farsain Cruises, Craobh Haven 01852 500664
  • Caledonian MacBrayne - day cruises to Isle of Mull and Iona. 01631 566688

Pubs and Restaurants


  • Tigh an Truish, Bridge over the Atlantic, Seil 01852 300242
  • Oyster Bar, Ellenabeich, (Easdale Village) 01852 300121
  • Puffer Bar on Easdale Island, 01852 300002


  • Eeusk, Fish Restaurant on the North Pier Oban - superb views over the bay 01631 565666
  • Piazza, Italian Restaurant on the North Pier, Oban. Delicious pizzas and pasta 01631 563628
  • Coast, situated on George St, restaurant opened May 2004, upmarket restaurant with good food and atmosphere, well worth a night out. Best book for dinner. 01631 5699900
  • The Light of India, Indian restaurant Oban. Good food, quick service 01631 563728
  • Wide Mouthed Frog, Dunstaffnage Marina 01631 567005

Further afield and can be reached by boat for lunch or dinner

Walking and Munros

  • If you want to explore the wilder areas of Argyll, but don't feel confident to go alone, or you would like someone to help you make the most of your walk, Chris Wolfe has 30 years experience of hill-walking, is a qualified mountain leader, and has a sound knowledge of the history, flora and fauna of the area. Argyll Guided
  • Glen Coe and many other Munros are within an hour and half drive from the ferry, easily accessible and doable in one day.



  • Permit fishing - for information about fishing around Oban phone Anglers Corner Oban 01631 566374
  • Oban & Lorn Angling Club
  • Fishing lessons at Inverawe, rods provided 01866 822446


  • Craobh Haven Watersports 01852 500664

Sea Kayaking


Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • Brenfield Estate, near Lochgilphead 01546 603274

Health Centres

  • Energie Health Club - Excellent gym and also has many classes on offer. 01631 565000. Also has remedial treatments on offer; Andrew Johnston does massage for sports injuries. Hazel who is excellent at Bowens Technique can also see you at Energie. Her number is 07770 575745.
  • Atlantis Leisure Centre also has a swimming pool and other facilities such as a climbing wall.
  • Aromantics Health and Beauty, Kilmore, 01631 770653

Places of Interest to Visit

  • Crinan Canal and watch the boats go by while enjoying something from the pubs and coffee shops on the way.
  • SeaLife Centre and restaurant. Benderloch 01631 720386
  • Cruachan Power Station - Loch Awe 01866 822618

Castles and Historic Buildings

  • Camasserie Castle near Kilmartin
  • Dunollie Castle, Oban
  • Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg By Oban
  • Duart Castle, Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry, or by motor launch Duchess from Corran Esplanade Slipway in Oban
  • Inveraray Castle 01499 302203
  • St Conan's Kirk, Lochawe


  • Ardmaddy Gardens 01852 300353, 7 miles from ferry
  • An Cala Gardens 01852 300237 Easdale
  • Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366 By Melfort Hotel
  • Crarae Gardens 01546 866149
  • Ardchattan Gardens 01631 750274


  • Bowman & MacDougall Tours (Mull/Iona/Staffa) 01631 563221

Golf Courses

  • Isle of Seil 9 hole golf course Honesty box
  • Glencruitten Golf Club, Oban 01631 562868
  • Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619
  • Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340
  • Machrihanish Golf Course 01586 810213

Go Karting



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