loch fyne

Loch Fyne’s Dimensions: 40 miles (65km) from the Sound of Bute.

Road Access for Loch Fyne: Via the A82 from Loch Lomond, also by Ferry from Tarbert.

Loch Fyne is Scotland’s longest Sea Loch extending from just above Inveraray , past Portavadie out to the Kyles of Bute.

Known as ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ this area is renowned for it’s spectacular scenery and wildlife and is a haven for outdoor activity enthusiasts and lovers of great food. Cycling, Sailing, Walking, Kayaking, Fishing and Golf . Loch Fyne has it all.

For those who enjoy more leisurely activities Loch Fyne is a Twitchers and Photographer’s Paradise, with an abundance wildlife including deer and red squirrels. Rare bird species, include Buzzards and the elusive Golden Eagle and Sea Eagles. Even from the edge of Loch Fyne you can spot otters and basking sharks!

A drive around Loch Fyne rewards you with ever changing views with some of Scotland’s most spectacular and unspoilt scenery. One of Scotland’s most scenic drives is to take the A82 beside Loch Lomond and then the A83 to historic Inveraray and then to make your way to Portavadie via the A8000.

Scotland’s Larder: From the world famous Oyster Beds at the top of Loch Fyne to the surrounding pastures and hills with locally reared live stock, Loch Fyne has a world wide reputation for high quality locally produced food.

Inveraray dates back to the 1700’s and is one of Scotland’s most historic villages, Inveraray Jail and Inveraray Castle are 2 must visits. The village itself has a great choice of eateries and accommodation. One of the oldest and best hotels in the area is the George Hotel. Privately owned, the George regularly has live music and is home to the 3 day Bluebell Festival which is held every May. Inveraray’s annual Music Festival is fast gaining a reputation amongst lovers great music, food and real ales.

Portavadie is also a destination in itself. Only 2 hours from Glasgow by car, this hidden gem is well worth visiting. Home to Scotland’s most modern marina it is a great place to chill out and watch the boats come and go. Also a specific holiday destination, Portavadie has a great choice of holiday accommodation to suit every taste and budget. On site there are restaurants, shops and spa. On site you can hire bicycles, kayaks and even yachts! Alternatively, you can leave it to the local experts and let them organise day trips for you to take in the best Loch Fyne has to offer both on and off shore.

Fancy taking a Ferry? A great Ferry Trip is from Portavadie to Tarbert where you can also explore the Crinan Canal.

Nearby Villages & Towns to Loch Fyne