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5 Great… Wildlife

April 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Scotland is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Being by the the sea, and with a coastline longer than France’s, Argyll is a great place to spot sea wildlife you may not see elsewhere.  1. Golden and Sea Eagles: The golden Eagle is the UK’s 2nd largest bird of prey with a wingspan of 2 ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

April 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Porpoise 2 is back in the water after six weeks being polished, painted, pampered and new toys fitted. It’s great to have her back on the pontoon and we are looking forward to a wonderful season. Yesterday we had our first wildlife trip and it was just amazing! We saw both local pairs of sea ...

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Easter Egg Trail – Arduaine Garden

March 24, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Once again Arduaine Garden is taking part in Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail – Friday 3rd – Monday 6th April. On Easter Sunday there will also be special kids’ activities in the garden between 12:30pm and 4:30pm, including face painting, storytelling,  (hard-boiled) egg throwing and maybe more! Chartroom Ceilidh band will be performing. Normal admission prices ...

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5 Great… Argyll Castles

March 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Kilchurn Castle One of Scotland’s iconic castles, Kilchurn sits at the northern tip of Loch Awe. Built around 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, Kilchurn’s architecture started to change in 1690s. In 1681, Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy was made first Earl of Breadalbane and spent much of the 1690s converting Kilchurn Castle into a modern barracks capable ...

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5 Great… Boat Trips

March 8, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

The West Coast of Scotland is the perfect place to see wildlife and the third largest whirlpool in the world, the Corryvreckan. The following are some of our recommended companies; 1. Sealife Adventures  Based just past the ‘Bridge Over the Atlantic’ on Seil, Marine biologist David Ainsley set up Sealife Adventures in 1988 and is the ...

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Argyll – Did You Know?

March 7, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy unique and spectacular views of white tailed sea eagles and other birds of prey Jura is one of Scotland’s last wildernesses and there are over 200 people living on the same island as over 5000 deer Mount Stuart on Bute, with its extensive gardens ...

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Mother’s Day Lunch

March 1, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Sunday 15th March 2 courses £19.50 per person, 3 courses £25.95 per person Terrine Ham and Foie Gras Terrine, Warm Toasted Sourdough, Plum Chutney, Crisp Salad Leaves Salmon Scottish smoked Salmon and Brown Crab Roulade, Lemon Dressed Salad, Horseradish Cream Soup Potato and Organic Spinach Soup with Croutons *** Beef Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef, roast ...

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5 Great… Day Trips to Islands

March 1, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

All these Islands are perfect for a day’s exploring, with regular ferries in operation. 1. Kerrera: Once owned by the MacDougall Clan and only a 5 minute crossing from Oban, it is a perfect day trip with a Parrot Sanctuary, Kerrera Tea Garden and Bunkhouse, Gylen Castle and Oban Marina to explore. There are two main paths to follow; ...

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The Long Way Around The British Isles

February 26, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We are honoured to offer ex-serviceman Richard Long a room tonight as he takes part in his 4 year walk (the length of the First World War) around the coastline of Britain with a seven stone bag on his back The “Long” way around the British Isles. Initially he started his journey to help himself cope ...

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Winter Sealife Adventures Update

February 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We operate throughout the year and perhaps surprisingly there is a lot to see even when it is a bit colder. We had a trip recently and this is how it went. Before we left the pontoon we were looking out for an otter which has been visiting our pontoon on a regular basis. He ...

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