Activities at Melfort

Activities

Some people come to Melfort to do nothing more strenuous than look at the view, climb into the spa bath, potter over to the balcony, feed the birds, read a book or fall asleep.

Others find their pleasures getting out and about, walking, swimming, sailing, fishing, painting, taking photos, bird watching or going further afield and enjoying the spectacular countryside and exciting activities on offer in the Oban and Lorn area.

Things we recommend seeing and doing in and around Melfort

Boat trips

- Sea.fari Adventures, Easdale 01852 300003
- Farsain Cruises, Craobh Haven 01852 500664
- Caledonian MacBrayne day cruises, Oban 01631 566688
- Craignish Cruises, Ardfern 01852 500540
- Lochawe Boats 01866 833256
- Sealife Adventures 01631 571010
Jenny Wren Charter boat 01852 500779

Sailing - Sailing Tours in Scotland

Fishing

- Free fishing from the pier (mackerel from July to late August)
- All other fishing is permit fishing - Kilmelford shop 01852 200271
- Fishing lessons at Inverawe, rods provided 01866 822446

Corryvreckan whirlpool

- View Website

Watersports

- Ask at the office for availability
- Craobh Haven Watersports 01852 500665

Mountain Bikes

- Ardfern Cycle Hire 01852 500662

Horse Riding

- Ardfern Riding Centre, Appaloosa horses 01852 500632
- Brenfield Estate, near Lochgilphead 01546 603274

Clay Pigeon Shoot

- Brenfield Estate, near Lochgilphead 01546 603274

Diving

- Puffin Dive Centre, Oban. 5 star gold palm resort.
Provides a wide variety of diving activities including half day trips and courses 0800 428181*

Walking

- See the brochure in the house or ask in the office

Segways

- Tralee Segway Centre, open weekends and school holidays 01631 720297

Aromatherapy etc

- Treatments available. Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic massage 01631 567054*

Arts and Entertainments

- Easdale Island Community Hall. Events calender and details of Easdale Island's Arts Programme which attracts international, national, and local performers

Historical Sites

- Gunpowder factory remains in Melfort
- Standing stones near Kilmartin en route to Lochgilphead
- Ardchattan Priory, founded in 1230 by Vaalliscaulian monks. Open all year. Free

Museums

- Kilmartin Archaeological Museum 01546 510278
- Easdale Island Museum (see brochure in office)
- Oban War & Peace Exhibition, Oban. Free entry.

Restaurants

- Cuilfail Hotel, Kilmelford, 01852 200274
- Skerry Bistro Bar & Loch Melfort Hotel 01852 200233
- Lord of the Isles Restaurant 01852 500658
- The Shower of Herring 01852 200345
- Village shop tea room 01852 271555
- Oban has 32 restaurants, (30 minute drive from Melfort)

Crinan Canal

- Visit the Crinan Canal and watch the boats go by while enjoying something from the coffee shop.

Castles

- Barcaldine Castle, 01631 720598
- Camasserie Castle near Kilmartin
- Dunollie Castle, Oban
- Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg By Oban
- Duart Castle, Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry.
- Inveraray Castle 01499 302203

Gardens

- Phone or check in the office for opening times;
- Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366*
- Kinlochlaich House Gardens and Plant Centre 01631 730342
- Crarae Gardens 01546 866149
- Ardmaddy Gardens 01852 300353
- An Cala Gardens 01852 300237
- Ardchattan Gardens 01631 750274

Tours

- Bowmans Tours (Mull/Iona/Staffa) 01631 563221

Golf Courses

- Glencruitten Golf Club, Oban 01631 562868
- Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619
- Taynuilt Golf Club 01866 822429
- Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340
- Machrihanish Golf Course 01586 810213

Swimming

- Atlantis Leisure Oban 01631 566800
- Lochgilphead 01546 606676*

Squash, badminton, table tennis

- Kilmelford Village hall (some equipment available, we recommend you bring your own racquets and balls). Key available from Melfort Pier & Harbour office.

Oban Distillery

- Visitor Centre 01631 564262*

Sea Life Centre

- Marine life displays (check for seal feeding times) Outdoor adventure playground, picnic area and restaurant. 01631 720386 View website.*

Cruachan Power Station

- A fascinating journey into a hollow mountain. Restaurant and visitor centre 01866 822618 View website

Skiing

- Ski in the winter months at Aonach Mhor (Glencoe). In summer take the gondola and enjoy the magnificent views. Restaurant at the top.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Trips

- Based in Tobermory, on Mull, enjoy a trip in the local waters looking for whales, dolphins and porpoises Sealife Surveys

Beaches

- Ganavan Sands Oban
- Tralee Beach, Benderloch
- Crinan Ferry, By Lochgilphead

Relaxation & Stress Management

- Annie Loughlin, 01852 500558

Digital Photography Courses

- Loch Visions Wildlife Photography & Activities

List of Activities in Argyll - Welcome to Scotland Activities

Other Links

Disabled Holiday Info

- Information for disabled travellers

The Blue Cross Pet Charity

- Blue Cross

Inverawe Fisheries & Smokehouse

- View Website, 01866 822777

Melfort House

Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation - View Website

 

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