Activities

Walking
Apart from the walks around the castle, you can also walk by Argyll Forest Park and now there is the new Cowal Way, which runs from Portavadie to Arrochar, but can be done in smaller sections

Castle Lachlan

Fishing
Boats can be launched at Inver Cottage for sea fishing in Loch Fyne. Trout fishing around Dunoon can be arranged through Purdies fishing tackle shop in Dunoon. Trout fishing in the Tighnabruaich area can be arranged through the Royal Hotel. Boats on Loch Eck are available at the Coylet Inn. The fishing boat, Keltic Lady, is available for charter on Loch Fyne. It is possible to join the boat at Otter Ferry.

Castle Lachlan

Wildlife
The estate is home to much wildlife. There are red squirrels, pine martins, roe and red deer. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see seals on the shore. Occasional visitors include otters, porpoises and dolphins.

The estate is great for bird watching with both woodland and shore birds. Birds of prey are abundant in the area. Last year the estate was visited by a snowy egret from North America.

Diving
Diving in Loch Fyne is excellent with several popular sites located on the B8000, within 15 minutes of the castle.

 

Billiard Room
Adjoining the dining room is the billiard room. The full sized billiard table has recently been recushioned and recovered.

Castle Lachlan

Golf
There are 3 nine hole and one eighteen hole golf courses, Cowal Golf Club, within 30 minutes' drive. Kyles of Bute Golf Club, near Tighnabruaich, is the most notable with its spectacular views. Bute, which is only a short drive and ferry ride away, is home to a further 3 courses.


Deer Stalking and Shooting

In season there is local pheasant shooting and deer stalking. Booking well in advance is essential. Clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris can both be arranged.

Gardens
Argyll is home to many glorious gardens. They are open to the public and three of the best, Ardkinglas, Crarae and Benmore, are within an hour’s drive of the castle.

The Gardens of Argyll

Sailing
There is a first class sailing school at Tighnabruaich. Yacht charter is available in Dunoon. Dunoon is also home for the more leisurely Majestic Line motor cruiser.