Around Argyll

The Kilberry Inn offers an ideal base for exploring the natural beauties of Argyll and the area has something to offer everyone – historic monuments, great walking, cycling, championship golf courses, sailing, abundant wildlife, bird and otter watching, deserted beaches and fabulous sunsets.

We have a library of books, maps & local tourist information beside the log burner in the snug.

Ferries to nearby islands such as Gigha, Islay & Jura are easily accessible; there are seafood and music festivals in Tarbert and Campbeltown as well as one of the largest yachting events in the UK, held in Tarbert each May.
The Scottish Series is the largest sailing event in the UK after Cowes Week, held every year over the late May Bank Holiday weekend for the last thirty years. Several hundred boats take part in the racing with plenty of on-shore entertainment.

An integral part of Scottish life, malt whisky production is a fascinating subject. Enjoying the end product is a must for anyone visiting Scotland and in this area we are blessed with some of the most characteristic and enigmatic whiskies – we can book you a tour of Glen Scotia, Kilkerran or Springbank distilleries in Campbeltown. Kintyre Gin is made at Torrisdale Castle.  They have a shop, lovely tasting room and offer smashing tours.

There are two world class golf courses at Macrihanish and a small one at West Loch Tarbert…. and of course there are occasional putting competitions in the Inn.

Great forest walks are within easy reach of the Inn, with Ormsary, Torinturk, Loch Awe, Tarbert, Skipness and Tayvallich amongst our favourites. Some of the best beaches can be found at Kilberry Caves, Loch Stornoway, Loch Coalisport and down at Westport and Macrihanish.

Cycling – on route 78 The Caledonian Way, cycle paths for the more adventurous in the hills behind Kilberry and also at Tayvallich & Achnabreac.