Things to Do in Tarbert

Things to Do in Tarbert, Kintyre Peninsula - Tarbert Attractions

Things to Do in Tarbert

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  • Klaas B
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk with a view. The castle itself is two walls connected to each other.
    You can see the village of Tarbert plus harbor.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Maureen K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely wee spot .. totally unexpected .. difficult to reach if not able .. but great spot for getting away from it all 🐚🦪🦀
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Garry W
    Ardrishaig, UK255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super location right by the harbour front.The owner personally supervises the service with great attentativeness and friendliness. Beautiful quality food that has special individuality.Great cakes and wonderful coffee. Nice , comfortable sofa for relaxation. Nice crafts too.
    Written October 10, 2018
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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1,414 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an easy crossing from Brodick to Arran recently and had no problems getting across, other than the ticketing person at Ardrossan was pretty off hand when we checked in. The ferry clearly needs updated though.
    Written October 16, 2023
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia65,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My recommendation is to start from Tarbert castle and do one of the smaller marked walks - lovely paths and absolutely stunning views... with the 11.7-km loop trail you will pass through quarries and on roads... the circular route you will find the map for if you google will take approximately 3.5 hours.

    BUT there is a circular walk near the castle that is briefer with outstanding views. Even if you only do a small part of the walk ( which is what I did) you cannot help but be mesmerised by the views. Really stunning!
    Written May 3, 2023
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  • Charles S
    Stevenage96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 2 mile walk through the woods to get to the shore from Tarbert but really worth the effort,lovely secluded spot watching the world go by
    Written July 3, 2019
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia65,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay so it's like the song "Oh Mickey"... but it's not Mickey... it's a Loch... and it's fine!!!

    Loch Fyne is a sea loch off the Firth of Clyde and forms part of the coast of the Cowal peninsula. Located on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.​..and the vantage point to admire it from Tarbert is something else. What that 'else' is ... well how can you define the beauty of Scotland?

    Don MacIver​ sums it up so beautifully in his poem... ​

    "The Scotsman praise long of the fair Loch Fyne
    As steeped in history, gentleman's word
    The beauty of eerie black water remains
    Great mystic legend of centuries told "

    I don't think you should take my review and choose to go based on it... I feel that I will never be able to describe how truly breathtaking it is...so go ahead and make your way there... then try to review it and see if you are lost for words. :)
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia65,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tarbert is an exceptionally pretty town... there is much to attract your attention...but this church with its grand and striking architecture was the first thing that captured mine. It overlooks the town from its vantage point. I immediately made my way here to look at this and with its placement on the hill, it is quite imposing. When you walk to the church, you will note that it gives you amazing views of the town.

    Built in 1886 on the site of an earlier mission church dating from 1775 and granted quoad sacra status in 1864. Architects J McKissack and W G Rowan of Glasgow. The building features an imposing square tower rising over 100ft, surmounted by a crown and lantern. Stained glass windows and unusual roof decoration. Eighteenth-century graveyard within walking distance.
    Written April 23, 2023
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  • ScottishGal
    Glasgow, UK975 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cute little shop, worth a look if you’re in the area. Picked up a new set of earrings. Staff were all very friendly! Bonus they carry arran aromatics!
    Written May 22, 2023
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia65,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A friend of mine took me to Tarbert...whilst she worked, I explored...but I was on a tight time frame to explore of 2.5 hours. As I returned to meet her where she works , I stopped briefly to take a photo of this church which is across from where she works. I was there on time but I did hold my friend up a little when a lady arrived as she noted me taking photos and offered to open the church for me to see inside. Whilst the facade for this church is rather plain compared to the other church in town... it's still going to catch your eye. 

    It is located within the township and has a rather gloomy look but that somehow fits with the landscape of where it sits. After walking through the inside, I found it rather welcoming with its beautiful wood features. It has an interesting history.
     
    In 1896 the present church was opened with seating for 700, complete with a steeple, which rose to a height of 110 feet. There were 3 services each Sunday; two in English, and one in Gaelic with many people attending all three. The steeple, however, was constructed from red sandstone, and suffered from water ingress. Tragically, a local tradesman was killed when he fell while trying to repair it. In the interwar years, it was decided to remove the upper part of the steeple, and finally, in the 1950s, the remainder. Today, the congregation is smaller, with Gaelic services long discontinued. The tradition of singing psalms unaccompanied, which many people associate with the Free Church, is still maintained, but hymns and musical instruments now form part of the congregation's weekly worship. 
    Written April 23, 2023
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