Halftown Cottages Inveraray
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About the Inveraray Area

Come in spring (April/May) and see the Rhododendrons in bloom, the snow drops, bluebells and daffodils in the woodland, and visit the nearby gardens of Ardkinglas, Crarae and the Younger Gardens. More information on gardens »

Come in the summer (June/July/August) and attend the Highland Games at Inveraray, Oban or Dunoon, or visit the many museums, gardens and castles. Or just walk, shop, fish, dive, shoot, swim, play golf, pony trek, play tennis or take day trips to the islands.

Come in the autumn (September/October/November) and pick hazelnuts, brambles and wild raspberries; or come in winter (December/January/February/March) when the snow crowns the hills. Or celebrate with the locals Halloween (31st October), St Andrews Day (30th November) or Hogmanay (to see the New Year in true highland style). What about a Burns Night Supper (25th January) at one of the local hotels in Inveraray, Dunoon or Cairndow?

Loch Eck

Lock Eck is about 10 miles from Halftown. It is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. The west side of the loch has been totally uninhabited since the iron age and there are a number of archaeological sites. The Coylet Inn, one of the hostelries on the east side of the loch, hires boats daily for fishing and exploration.

Newton

The 17th century village of Newton is also about 10 miles from Halftown. Here people would make a living from the sea and from small crofts for many centuries.

Old Castle Lachlan

This is about 12½ miles from Halftown. In the middle of the 18th century the local clan chief and many of his tenants joined the Jacobite rebellion in support of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, generally known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. As a result the Royal Navy sailed up Loch Fyne and shelled the Clan Chief's ancestral home, which can still be viewed. The present Clan Chief lives in the 'new 'castle (built in 1820) which is nearby.

Inver Cottage

The present Clan Chief owns and runs an excellent restaurant, bar and bistro called Inver Cottage. Give it a visit and perhaps meet the Clan Chief himself. There is also a souvenir shop here.

Pohl Bay

This is just over a mile from Halftown. It is a well known seal assembly point and you can see them quite often as they meet there and 'talk' to each other.

Strachur Smiddy

Strachur Smiddy (blacksmith's shop) is open every afternoon in the summer months and gives fascinating and living insight into local life in past centuries. The smiddy fire is usually lit for visitors. There is a very small entrance fee.

About the Inveraray Area


Loch Eck
Newton
Old Castle Lachan
Inver Cottage
Strachur Smiddy

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