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The Stonefield Castle is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area including:

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Clay Pigeon Shooting at Barmore Farm Cottages 10 Minute walk

Bob McColl is our recommended clay pigeon shooting instructor, a fully qualified shooter and friend of the Castle for many years; Bob can provide you with a good couple of hours of fun over at
Barmore Farm Cottages.
We do advise to check availability first as this activity can be very popular – approx. £35 per person


Inveraray Jail & Museum 1 Hour

Chargeable at £11.95 Per Adult.

Open every day

From 10am with last entry at 4pm (closing at 5pm)

Explore 3 buildings at your leisure with knowledgeable costumed guides and free audio guides. Dogs welcome.

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Inveraray Castle & Gardens 1 Hour

Inveraray Castle & Gardens (tickets can be booked either online or directly at venue) – Chargeable at £10 Per Adult –
Post code: PA32 8XE

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Tarbert 10 minute drive / 40 minute walk

Tarbert is our local village, a fishing village where a lot of seafood is transported to.
You can taste some of Loch Fyne’s beautiful seafood at any of the local Restaurants that surround the Castle. Outside of the Castle, we would highly recommend the Restaurant Starfish that is located behind the Tarbert high street.

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Inveraray 1 Hour

Have a potter along the main high street and pop into the local shops, sample some local whiskies and just admire the beautiful view of Loch Fyne. If driving on your way to the Castle or back towards Glasgow, we would definitely recommend stopping here and having some food and drinks at The George Pub – a cosy pub full of log fires and a lovely atmosphere.
Alternatively, we also recommend the original Loch Fyne Restaurant, which is just a further 20-minute drive towards Glasgow from Inveraray.

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Barmore Island 5 Minute Walk

Just opposite the Castle, we have our very own island, ‘Barmore Island’ with viewpoints where, sometimes you may be able to spot seals and otters. Here you can have a leisurely walk and then record your findings in our nature spot at the bottom of the main staircase in the Castle.
-The walk will take you approximately 40 minutes but remember your wellies/walking boots if it’s not great weather as it can get very muddy.

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Kilmartin Glen 30 Minutes

Take a walk around the Kilmartin Glen, one of the world’s most significant archaeological landscapes – this is accessible from Kilmartin Museum.


Kilmartin Museum 30 Minutes

is home to ancient monuments – Chargeable at £7.00 Per Adult
-The Kilmartin Museum Shop & Café are free of charge to access, and the Café serves some of the best cakes in the local area!

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Rocky landscape and Royal Castle of Tarbert

Tarbert Castle 10 minute drive / 40 minute walk

Park your car free of charge in the village and take a walk up there; this is the start of the famous Kintyre trail. From this point, you can either decide to walk the full Kintyre trail (which
could take up to 7 days), or a shorter walk of 1 to 3 miles.
On a clear day, you can overlook the village, Portavadie on the opposite island and our very own Barmore Island just next to the Castle. Tarbert also provides a small collection of gift shops, cafes, supermarket and pharmacy should any of these interest you.


Stuart Herd Art 10 minute drive / 40 minute walk

One of the local artists who has their portraits displayed in the Castle is Stuart Herd, he welcomes any guests of the Castle into his art studio should you be interested in more of his work. His studio is located at the very end of Tarbert high street (on Tarbert Castle side), just a few minutes’ walk from the Tarbert-Portavadie ferry crossing. Stuart also owns the Harbour Gallery (just opposite The Co-operative Supermarket) where there are more of his portraits and other gifts to see and buy.


Portavadie & Otter Ferry 30 minutes ferry crossing – with car or by foot

Within just a short ferry ride from Tarbert, Portavadie is a tranquil destination that boasts of some wonderful views over Loch Fyne. It has a marina, spa and leisure facilities, small shop and two restaurants with waterside dining available.
Otter Ferry is a further 15-minute drive just north of Portavide and there is a pub there named The Oystercatcher, which we highly recommend for walks along the shore, great coffee, local Loch Fyne ales and good evening meals from 6pm over the Summer.

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McCaig’s Tower 1 Hour drive

An old Roman ruin that overlooks Oban.

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Oban – Sealife Adventures 1 Hour drive

The area is exceptional for minke whales/dolphins/basking sharks/otters and
seals. Bird watching highlights include eagles and puffins. Sealife Adventures run 3, 4 and 5 hour boat tours so that you can hope to spot some of these amazing sea creatures! You can pre-book by visiting  their website or asking our Reception to book on your behalf. They are located just 10 minutes outside of Oban. This is just one of the many boat trips that you can get from Oban; most of which go daily from the seafront and do not have to be pre-booked.

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Tasting of original scottish cheese and whisky, plate with scottish cheeses and variety of Scotch in glasses

Oban Distillery 1 Hour drive

The whiskey producer was founded in the 18th century – pop in for a tour and tasting.


Tighnabruaich 1 Hour

Tighnabruaich is a village on the Cowal peninsula, on the Western arm of the Kyles.

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