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Two or four day trip for seafood lovers.

2 to 4 days
Finding your way to the best of Argyll’s food can involve a bit or travelling, but the landscape through which you pass is part of what makes the food so special. Consider seafood – Argyll’s coast is as long as the entire coastline of France. It curves in and out of sea lochs and inlets and provides a myriad of different habitats for sea creatures – a few of which we love to eat! All along this curvaceous coast you’ll find restaurants and cafés specialising in food plucked fresh from the water.
1. Starting out
Stay at the Creggans Inn, Strachur 1.1/2 hours from Glasgow, formerly owned by Fitzroy MacLean, reputedly the inspiration behind Ian Flemings James Bond. A hotel in the country house tradition with a cosy bar and excellent menu featuring local produce and seafood.

Visit gardens at Benmore, Ardkinglas and Strachur House while you are staying.
2. Along the Loch
On the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, just 20 mins from Creggans, Invercottage Restaurant serves up great seafood and has wonderful views of the loch and the ancient Castle Lachlan. (limited opening hours over the winter months so call before visiting 01369 860537).

The old Castle Lachlan is currently under restoration is well worth a visit.
3. Towards the Secret Coast
Travel on along the loch side (B8000), passed Otterferry ( call in for home made cheese) and onto Tignabruiach and Porta Vadie. The new marina has a good restaurant and café and from here you can take the ferry across to Tarbert.
4. Tarbert, Loch Fyne
Tarbert is one of Argyll’s oldest fishing ports and is still used by langoustine and scallop fishermen. Dougie Johnston’s fish shop, just up from the harbour, has a wealth of local seafood for sale. It also boasts some excellent fish and chip shops including the Ca Dora café.
5. Summer diversion
Over the summer months it is well worth continuing on to Skipness to visit the Seafood Cabin . It serves up the freshest seafood with views over the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran.
6. West side of the Loch and inland diversion
Travel back up the A83 towards the head of the loch, through Lochgilphead .You can divert from here to visit Kilmartin Glen which is well worth a vist and the museum and café there are both excellent. If you take this option overnight accommodation is available at Kilmartin Inn or the Cairnbaan Hotel on the historic Crinan Canal.
7. The Ancient Capital of Argyll
Continuing up Loch Fyne, stay over at The George in Inveraray. Famous for its bar, food and hospitality.
8. Head of Loch Fyne
Just up the road on the way back towards Glasgow is the world-famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Restaurant and Deli, which has retained its original setting in an old barn. The Oyster Bar and Farm Shop was set up in 1988 and was extensively refurbished in 2013. Sample fresh seafood in the restaurant or buy food and ingredients from the deli to take home.

Fyne Ales Brewery with Tap is a stones throw away at the head of Glen Fyne. Finish your tour with some of this award winnning ale, and if you can linger longer stay at the Stagecoach Inn in Cairndow.
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