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& Bute facts:
|Argyll and Bute covers the
second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands,
there are over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of coastline, and this is claimed
to be more than for the whole of France.
The later scenes of the 1963
James Bond film From Russia with Love were filmed around the lochs and
hills of Argyll and Bute.
Argyll and Bute merged together
the existing Argyll and Bute district and one ward of the Dumbarton district.
The Dumbarton ward, called 'Helensburgh and Lomond', included the burgh
of Helensburgh and consisted of an area to the west of Loch Lomond, north
of the Firth of Clyde and mostly east of Loch Long.
|Argyll's county town was
historically Inveraray, which is still the seat of the Duke of Argyll.
Lochgilphead later claimed to be the county town, as the seat of local
government for the county from the nineteenth century. Neither town was
the largest settlement geographically nor in terms of population, however.
Argyll's largest towns were (and are) Oban,
Dunoon and Campbeltown.
Bute lies in the Firth of
Clyde. The only town on the island, Rothesay, is linked by ferry to the
mainland. Architectural attractions on the island include the ruined
twelfth century St Blane's Chapel on a site associated with Saint Catan
and Saint Blane, who was born on Bute. Another ruined chapel, dating from
the sixth century, lies at St Ninian's Point.
& Bute Featured Hotels
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HOTELS IN ARGYLL & BUTE, SCOTLAND
browsing Argyll & Bute hotels
Na Craig House - Guest House, Lochgilphead
This elegant Victorian mansion
has breathtaking views over Loch Fyne,and is superbly situated in Ardrishaig
for touring the stunning Argyll region and beyond including Lochgilphead,
Tarbert and the Crinan Canal. Set in lovely grounds on the outskirts of
Ardrishaig, Argyll, this award winning hotel offering both guest house
and self catering accommodation is a great place to stay. Give us a call
now or check out this website for lots more information on accommodation,
nearby activities and places of interest.
The Cairnbaan Hotel was
built in the latter part of the 18th century as a coaching inn to serve
fishermen and puffers trading on the Crinan Canal. Now, refurbished, it
offers you a warm welcome typical of the West Coast. The Cairnbaan Hotel
is situated at Lock 5, approximately halfway along the 9 mile-long Crinan
Canal. It can be reached from the north (Inveraray) on the A83 or the A816
(Oban), or from the Cowal peninsula on the Tarbert - Portavadie ferry.
Dine in our a la carte restaurant which specialises in the use of fresh
local produce - scallops, langoustine and game.Enjoy a lighter meal, if
you prefer, from our Bistro style menu in the relaxed atmosphere of the
bar. Conservatory Lounge or Al Fresco.
Melfort Hotel, Oban
Our family run, comfortable
and friendly 3 star hotel on the romantic coast of Argyll in the Scottish
Highlands with the finest sea views on the west coast. We pride ourselves
on offering the very best in service, tranquil accommodation, tasteful
decor and a gourmet dining experience (our restaurant has been awarded
two Rosettes by the AA every year since 2000) all set amongst the stunning
romantic scenery of the Scottish West Highlands. All our rooms have magnificent
sea views over Asknish Bay towards Jura, Shuna and Scarba which will take
your breath away. View more Oban
Hotel, Kilchrenan By Taynuilt
Taychreggan is located in
the West Highlands in a beautiful corner of Argyll. It is magnificently
positioned on its own bay and looks down Loch Awe, Scotland's longest inland
loch. Warm fires, cosy rooms and overstuffed armchairs greet you after
a long day's journey. Two quiet lounges, one with an antique upright piano,
are ideal places to relax after dinner over coffee or at any time during
your stay. Our chef, Colin Cairns, and his professional and dedicated brigade
constantly strive to improve on the stunningly imaginative and beautifully
presented menus; which have a contemporary and modern European theme.