Kilfinan Hotel from Loch Fyne
The village of Kilfinan is located on the eastern side of Loch Fyne in Argyll, on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Scotland. It is 4 miles (7 km) north west of the village of Tighnabruaich.
Glasgow is only 1 and a half hours away.
Edinburgh is only 2 and a half hours away.
The Kilfinan Hotel is situated on the Otter Estate, a 6,000 acre Scottish country estate. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of this rural idyll, there are many places of historical interest to explore. Adjacent to the hotel is Kilfinan Church, whose origins go back to the 13th Century. Within its vault, the well-preserved Kilfinan Stones can be found, which date from the 9th Century.
The hotel nestles in the ancestral lands of the Clans Lamont, Lachlan and McEwan (we have our own resident Lamont ghost!). There are a number of historic sites nearby with connections to the families, such as the remains of Ascog Castle and McEwan's Castle. Indeed, the Kilfinan Hotel offers an especially warm welcome to members of the McEwan (or Ewan) clan (and their friends!) who are invited to sign our special "Clan Ewan" guest book. This includes entries from McEwans and Ewans from all over the world.
Sunset view from hotel garden
Not far from Kilfinan are the Kyles of Bute, an internationally recognised area of outstanding natural beauty and well-known sailing destination. Tighnabruaich is another picturesque coastal village which is well worth a visit. Close by is the stunning Kilbride Bay with its sandy beach and views over to the mountains of Arran.
It's not surprising that in a location that is so much in touch with nature that activities such as fishing, shooting, birdwatching, walking and cycling abound. It's the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
The nearest town to Kilfinan is Dunoon which has lots to see and do, including shopping for arts and crafts, as well as essentials at the supermarket.
Kyles of Bute
It's amazing to think that Kilfinan is within easy reach of the city of Glasgow. There are two ways to Kilfinan from Glasgow. Both come through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery:
By ferry: (Sat Nav Postcode PA21 2EP) There are two regular car ferry services across the Clyde from Gourock (half an hour on the M8 from Glasgow) to Dunoon. Kilfinan is approximately 30 miles from Dunoon, taking the B836 through Glen Lean and then the A8003 around the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich.
By road: (Sat Nav Postcode PA21 2EP) Cross the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge (3 miles from Glasgow Airport on the M8) and take the A82 alongside Loch Lomond to Tarbet then over the “Rest and Be Thankful” (the A83) before turning left onto the A815, sign-posted Dunoon. At the village of Strachur turn right onto the A886 and after 15 miles, just after the Clachan of Glendaruel, turn right again onto the A8003 to Tighnabruaich.
Continue on from Tighnabruaich through Kames, taking a right hand turn on to the B8000, then turning right at Millhouse (staying on the B8000). Eventually this road will take you to Kilfinan and the hotel can't be missed on the left hand side. The car park is on the right hand side.
Useful Travel Links
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Gourock Ferry Terminal to Dunoon Ferry Terminal)
Western Ferries (McInroy's Point, Gourock to Hunter's Quay, Dunoon)
Scottish Citylink Buses (for bus services from all over Scotland to Gourock)
First ScotRail (for train services from all over Scotland to Gourock)
BMI Airlines(for flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow)
British Airways (for flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Glasgow)
Easyjet (for flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow)
Ryanair (for flights from London Stansted to Prestwick)