Things to see and do in the local area, between Oban and Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland
There’s always plenty to do while staying at Aird Farm. As well as the many Eateries and bars there are local boat trips, numerous gardens, museums, whisky distillery tours, Kilmartin Glen and the beaver trail at Knapdale.
The area around about the farm offers some of the best walks in the area and this is a perfect opportunity to take in some of the breath taking scenery. Seals, and dolphins are often seen in the Sound of Jura as well as otters which are can be seen around the shores. Buzzards, oystercatchers and many other different species of bird life and wildlife are often seen on walks.
Other activities like kayaking, horse riding, and sea fishing are available. There are golf courses on Seil Island, Oban, and Lochgilphead with the well- known Machrihanish Golf course about 1½ hours’ drive south.
Below is a list of local attractions and activities, please click the links to find out more.
Ardfern Village Shop
Excellent local shop in Ardfern
Craft shop in Ardfern with a eating area and exhibitions are held throughout the season
Galley of Lorne
Local Hotel with Bar and restaurant at Ardfern
Lord of Isles
Bar and restaurant at nearby Craobh Haven
Loch Melfort Hotel
At Arduanie offering restaurant and chartroom bar beside Arduaine Gardens
Shower of Herring
Restaurant and bar at the head of Loch Melfort, Argyll
19th Century hotel in Kilmartin offering bar meals.
At the sea lock of Crinan Canal
Boat trips on Sea Leopard from Ardfern Yachet Center to Loch Craignish, Correyvreckan whirlpool and Sound of Jura. Private charter also available. Tel 01852 500546
Boat trips from Craobh Haven Marina to Sound of Luing, Correyvreckan whirlpool Garvellochs Tel 01852 500664 islands. Can be charted for sea angling Tel 01852 500664
Ardfern Yacht Centre
Based in Ardfern and has a chandlery shop.
Whale watching and wildlife trips from Easdale.
High speed RIB trips from Easdale to Correyvreckan whirlpool and Scarba.
Ferry sailings from Oban to Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Tiree and from Kennacraig , south of Tarbert to Islay and Jura.
Lunga Riding Centre
Riding centre at nearby Craobh Haven with trekking, western riding and lessons.
Kilmartin House Museum
At nearby Kilmartin with an onsite shop and an award winning cafe. Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes.
Is now a museum in Inveraray, Argyll and tells the story of life behind bars during 1800’s.
Is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll and is open to the public from April – October.
Gardens of Argyll
The nearby Arduaine Garden is well worth a visit especially in spring and early summer.
Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern
Host to many arts events and exhibitions throughout the year. For information on upcoming events and/or to book the hall visit their website or call 01852 500746.