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Knipoch is ideally placed for exploring Argyll and the Western Isles. We are situated 6 miles (10 minutes) south of Oban. The scenery is beautiful, with a panorama of mountains, lochs and islands unfolding around almost every corner.

We can arrange any activities for you, including whale watching, golf, fishing, whirlpool boat trips, etc. Take advantage of a number of scenic cycle routes, diving trips, relaxed garden walks or visits to historic monuments and castles.

Here are just a few ideas for your stay:

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Action Sports

Oban Quad Trek 01631 566088
Vertical Descents, Onich 01855 821595 Visit website
Tralee Rally Karting 01631 720297

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Beaches

Tralee, Benderloch
Ganavan Sands, Oban

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Bicycle & Car Hire

Munros (Avis), Oban 01631 564463 Visit website
Hazelbank Motors Oban 01631 566476 Visit website
Flit Self Drive, Oban 01631 566553 Visit website
Isle of Luing Cycle Hire 01852 314256
Oban Cycles 01631 566996 Visit Website

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Boat Hire

Lochaweside Marine 01866 844209
Linnhe Marine 07721 503981 Visit Website
Taynuilt Fishing Club 01866 822023
Mobile 07850 676617
Contact: Doug Bannatyne

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Boat Trips

Oban Sea Trek 01631 566088
Loch Creran Cruises 01866 822280
MV Laura Ann, Oban 07881 450963
Loch Awe Steampacket Company 01838 200440
Sealife Adventures 01631 571010 Visit website
Coastal Connection 01631565833 Visit Website
Craobh Haven Watersports 01852500665 Visit website

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Castles

Barcaldine Castle 01631 720598
Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg 01631 562465
Kilchurn, Lochawe
Inveraray 01499 302203 Visit website
Castle Stalker, Appin 01631 730234

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Cinema

Highland Theatre and Cinema, Oban 01631 562444 Visit website

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Diving

Puffin Dive Centre 01631 566088 Visit website
Porpoise Diving 01631 571010 Visit website

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Exhibition & Heritage Centres/Museums

Cruachan Power Station & Visitor Centre Lochawe 01866 822618 Visit website
Slate Islands Heritage Trust, Easdale 01852 300449
Highland Artist's Exhibition, Easdale 01852 300273
Oban Distillery Visitor Centre 01631 572004
Kilmartin House Museum 01546 510278
Glencoe Folk Museum 01855 811 664
Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona 01681 700512 Visit website
Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt 01866 822432
Oban War & Peace Museum Visit website
Inveraray Jail 01499 302381 Visit website

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Ferries to the Islands

Caledonian MacBrayne serving Mull (Iona), Colonsay, Tiree, Coll, Barra, S. Uist, Lismore. 01631 566688 Visit website
Kerrera Ferry 01631 563665 Visit Website

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Fishing

Sea Fishing
Fish 'n' Trips, Bonawe 01631 750213
River/Fresh Water Loch Fishing
Loch Awe District 01838 200200 Visit website
Oban & District, Anglers Corner 01631 566374 Visit website
Farm Fishing
Inverawe Fisheries, Smokery & Country Park, Taynuilt 01866 822430 Visit website

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Forest Walks

Ben Lora, Benderloch
Sutherlands Grove, Barcaldine

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Gardens Open

Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366
Achnacloich, Taynuilt
Ardchattan Priory, North Connel 01796 481355
Barguillean "Angus Garden" Taynuilt
Crarae Woodland Garden, Inveraray 01546 886388
Druimavuic House, Appin 01631 730242
Further Information from Scotland's Garden Scheme 0131 229 1870 Visit Website

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Gliding

Connel Gliding Club, North Connel 01631 701428

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Golf

Dalmally Golf Course - 9 hole 01838 200619 Visit Website
Taynuilt Golf Course - 9 hole 01866 822429 Visit Website
Oban Golf Club, Glencruitten Oban - 18 hole 01631 562868 Visit website

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Marine and Wildlife Parks

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary 01631 720386 Visit website

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Pony Trekking & Horse Riding

Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban 01631 562745
Lettershuna Riding Centre 01631 730227

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Places of Interest

Forest Walks - Information from Forest Enterprise 01546 602518 Visit website
Falls of Lora Connel - Tidal cascade (the only one in the UK). Viewpoint in car park close to Connel Bridge
Cairn to Robert the Bruce, Dalmally
St Conan's Kirk, Dalmally
McCaig's Tower, Oban
Atlantic Bridge, Seil Island
Easdale Island - site of ancient slate quarries

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Photography

Loch Visions
Wildlife photography experience Visit website
Philip Price Tel: 01866 833 272
Mobile: 07767807123

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Sailing & Watersports

Sea.fari Adventures, Easdale 01852 300003 Visit website
Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre, Appin 01631 730401

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Skiing

Glencoe Ski Centre & School 01855 851200 Visit website
Nevis Range Ski Area, Fort William 01397 705825 Visit Website

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Swimming & Leisure

Atlantis Leisure, Oban 01631 566800 Visit website
Lochaber Leisure Centre, Fort William 01397 704359

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