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There are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area. At Kilmartin you can find Temple Wood and Nether Largie South Cairn both dating back to 3000 BC





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Area Attractions



During its course from Ardrishaig northwards to Crinan Loch, the Crinan canal passes through some of Argyll's most outstanding countryside, and its 15 locks and 7 swing bridges provide added interest for visitors. For the sporting guest, golf is available at the nearby Lochgilphead Golf Club.

The excellent fishing includes facilities for sea angling and salmon fishing. Many attractive hill forest walks are to be found in the vicinity of the hotel and walking or cycling along the Crinan Canal is a popular pursuit. The hotel is an easy drive from the nearby village of Tayvallich. There are opportunities for sailing, and yachts are available for charter. Deer stalking can be arranged on request.

For those wanting a more relaxed holiday, local places of interest include Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, where some of the finest treasures in Scotland are on exhibition. Dunadd Fort where the ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned and ancient cairns and standing stones. Inveraray Jail is an unusual holiday attraction. Guides dressed in the uniforms of prisoners and warders re-enact its 19th century past.

At Kilmartin House Museum, Argyll's ancient past comes alive. The Highland Wildlife Park at  Kincraig features herds of red deer, Highland cattle and many species now extinct in the wild.


Cairnbaan Hotel is a special place to hundreds of people and has many claims to fame.

The hotel has played host to several famous guests, including The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Lawrence, President Bill Clinton and Congresswoman Hilary Clinton.