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County - Argyll | Map
Tel code: 01546 | code search
Postcode: PA31 | code search
Population: 60
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Crinan is a small fishing village on the Sound of Jura, mid-Argyll in the west of Scotland, situated at the north end of the Crinan Canal which connects Loch Fyne to the Atlantic Ocean. Crinan is famous as the location of the Crinan Canal, a waterway built in 1801 by John Rennie, the Crinan Canal stretches 9 miles across from Crinan to Ardrishaig, providing a shortcut for steamers and fishing fleets from Glasgow across the Kintyre Peninsula which would have been a rough130 mile passage to go around the Mull of Kintyre. The canal and Crinan Loch are abundant in pleasure crafts ensuring the picturesque village is a popular tourists resort, well equipped with a hotel, shops and amenities, a cafe offering home-baked cakes and ‘clootie dumpling’ and a restaurant noted for its fresh Scottish sea-food. Historically interesting features include Duntrun Castle across the loch from Crinan. Activities include exploring the beautiful wooded Crinan Basin and walking along the small paths running parallel to the canal and the lock gates. There is a choice of golf courses in the area including the championship course at Machrihanish. Other activities include cycling, horse-riding and trail-riding, sailing charters and Sea-fari Adventures to enjoy the wildlife, scenery and the opportunity to explore the nearby Hebridean Islands.

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Crinan Hotel (0.23 miles)

Crinan Hotel
The Crinan Hotel is renowned for its fantastic location, the Crinan Seafood Bar and the Westward Restaurant both serving Scottish seafood, the freshest of shellfish and the best of Scotland's meat and seasonal produce.

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The Cairnbaan (3.40 miles)

The Cairnbaan
Welcome to Cairnbaan Hotel, a stylish, relaxed and pleasant place that has been awarded three stars and a rosette with the AA. Cairnbaan is also among only 12 Hotels given the status of Scotland's Heritage ... More | visit website
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Galley of Lorne Inn (6.51 miles)

Galley of Lorne Inn

The perfect location for short breaks exploring Argyll and the Islands of Scotland's West Coast
Whisk yourself away to our award winning 17th Century Drovers Inn nestled on the lochside in the picturesque village of Ardfern, ... More | visit website

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Allt-Na-Craig House (7.06 miles)

Allt-Na-Craig House
Allt-Na-Craig House offers a superb standard of accommodation in all of its en-suite bedrooms, with views either over Loch Fyne and Loch Gilp, or our well tended gardens. Situated in the old fishing village of ... More | visit website
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Allt-Na-Craig House (7.06 miles)

Allt-Na-Craig House

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This elegant Victorian mansion has breathtaking views over Loch Fyne, and is superbly situated for touring the stunning Argyll region and beyond.Childhood home of Kenneth Grahame author of 'Wind in ... More

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Lochgair Hotel (8.74 miles)

Lochgair Hotel
The Lochgair Hotel is a family run hotel which is situated on the shore of Loch Fyne between Inverarary and Lochgilphead with Furnace, Minard Castle and Port ann close by ,also a short drive to ... More | visit website
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Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant (10.12 miles)

Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant

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The finest location on the West Coast awaits visitors to this award-winning hotel. Personally run by the owners, with friendly and attentive staff, this is the perfect place for a ... More | visit website

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Cuilfail Hotel (11.85 miles)

Cuilfail Hotel

A traditional, family run Argyll Inn built in the Victorian era, located near to the shores of Loch Melfort. The Cuilfail Hotel has a long tradition of offering highland hospitality to visitors who wish to ... More | visit website

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Highland Cottage (13.93 miles)

Highland Cottage

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Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in a peaceful wooded ... More

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Stonefield Castle Hotel (16.04 miles)

Stonefield Castle Hotel

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Spoil yourself and stay in a Castle which is an outstanding example of Scottish baronial Architecture. Built in 1837 and in keeping with its unique situation and character, many of the original ... More

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