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Scotland Sailing
Insights into Sailing in Scotland

Places to go

Some suggestions for activities for when you fancy a day on dry land!

This list is by no means exhaustive and we hope to add to it along the way. If you have any suggestions

of places you think it would be worth putting on this page why not contact us and let us know!

Anchored at Inveraray, Loch Fyne?

Visit Crarae Garden, 10 miles south of Inverary, at Minard

A 100 acre Himalayan woodland garden planted around a steepsided burn with one of the best

collections of Rhododendrons. Also has archaeological evidence of monastic settlement dating to the 7th

- 9th Century AD. Also nearby are a Neolithic chambered cairn, Bronze Age burial mound and Medieval

church and graveyard.

Sailing up Loch Fyne?

Why not stop at Otter Ferry and try out The Oystercatcher for your lunch. Perhaps with a walk on the

beach before you eat, or even enjoy a facial or a massage!

Transitting the Crinan Canal?

Stop midway along the canal at Bellanoch Bridge and take a vist to Kilmartin Glen or Dunadd Fort.

Kilmartin is a village with more than 340 ancient monuments within a 6 mile radius, a prehistoric centre

with standing stones, burial cairns, rock art, forts, duns and carved stones.

Dunadd Fort is a well-preserved hillfort, occupied since the Iron Age and the stronghold of Dalriada.

Moored in Loch Ranza, Arran?

Go on a distillery tour at the Isle of Arran distillery - learn about whisky making from professionally

trained guides, and perhaps finish up with a dram.

Or go for a walk, investigating Loch Ranza Castle  and then perhaps head along the road towards

Catacol to pass the Sailor’s grave by the roadside.

Moored at Brodick?

A visit to Brodick Castle or its grounds is a must. The only island country park in Britain the castle boasts

600 years history, a collection of valuable artefacts and spectacular views over to Ayrshire.

Perhaps you’re sailing further up the West Coast

- maybe on your way to Skye - why not stop at Inverie, Knoydart and have a meal at The Old Forge?

7 miles south of Mallaig, the pub is only accessible by foot or by sea and is the remotest mainland pub

in Britain.