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Tighnabruaich and the Kyles of Bute

Tighnabruaich, the Cowal and Kintyre peninsula provide some of the most stunning scenery in the world, it is the perfect holiday location for you to relax and unwind.

Your journey to the area can be accomplished in several ways that allow you to experience different roads including Loch Lomond and the famous Rest and be Thankful route, or if you prefer you can use the car ferries to island hop via Bute or Dunoon.

Tighnabruaich is ideally located to provide that remote feeling, whilst still within easy distance of many interesting and historical places to visit.

The village of Tighnabruaich and nearby Kames also provide a good selection of independant shops for all your needs during your stay including a post office, gift shops, art gallery, pubs, cafes and Bistro.

The village centre is within 2 minutes’ walk from Anchorage House and includes the following: -
A SPAR shop, Post office, Cafes, Bistro, The Tighnabruaich Hotel and public bar, The Tighnabruaich gallery (visit the website for details of exhibitions)

Slightly further away but still under 5 minutes by car (or a nice walk) is the following:-
The Royal An Lochan
Wellpark Hotel
Duncans’s Village store
Kames Hotel


Sailing, Golf, Cycling, Fishing and Walking are popular pastimes in the area. Tighnabruaich has its own Sailing School and Golf Course, as well as a professionally skippered fishing boat that will allow you to cruise the Kyles of Bute for sightseeing, wildlife spotting or fishing trips.

There are a number of sign posted walks in the area that take in the panoramic views and some beautiful, unspoilt beaches.
Tighnabruaich is renowned for its friendly, polite locals and peaceful, laidback life style.

Useful Links -
General Information on the Area
Argyll Online
Argyll Secret Coast
Cowal and Dunoon
Kyles of Bute
Isle of Bute Guide
Guide to Kintyre Peninsula

Travel Information
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries
Western Ferries

Sports and Activities to watch or take part

Tighnabruaich Sailing School
Kyles Athletic Shinty Club
Kyles of Bute Sailing Club
Kyles of Bute Golf Course
Walking Information
Quadmania - (Quad Biking and Clay Target Shooting in Blairmore)

Local Places of Interest to Visit

PS Waverley - the last sea-going paddle-steamer in the world. The old Clyde steamer calls in at Tighnabruaich pier 5 minutes walk from Anchorage House throughout the summer months.

Historical castle at Inveraray

Inverary Jail - award winning visitor attraction. Historical jail that is well worth a visit.

Benmore Botanical Gardens

Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute. A day out to visit the town of Rothesay and explore the Isle of Bute with a visit to Mount Stuart House.

Local RNLI Lifeboat Station, watch it launch from your window. Gift shop open daily and the station can be visited to see first hand the important job this does.

MV Morag for boat trips (available during the summer months): email donaldinter@aol.com or call to enquire on 01700 811538 or 07799661493.

Excellent Eating Out Nearby
The Royal An Lochan
Kames Hotel with public bar and restaurant
Wellpark Hotel


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