Visit Tarbert and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Tarbert, Argyll and Bute. This seaport village (not to be confused with Tarbet), stands at the head of Loch Tarbert and separates that sea-loch from the other sea arm, Loch Fyne. It thus stands at the North end of the long promontory of Kintyre. it was once a prosperous herring-fishing port, but the fishing has declined. Boat and yacht building continued in this good anchorage.
Tarbert joins Kintyre to Knapdale. Tradition has it that at the end of the 11th century Magnus Barefoot, son of King Olaf of Norway, dragged his ships across the isthmus, thus claiming Kintyre as an island—one of the Hebrides—and consequently at that date a Norse possession. Kintyre did remain Norse until after the Battle of Largs in 1263.
The castle at Tarbert is the last of a series dating probably from James IV's visit to the Western Highlands and Islands in 1494.
Dun Skeig is a fort and dun on the South East shore near the mouth of West Loch Tarbert. This fort is oval, with a vitrified wall, the dun being 50 yards North East of the fort, 45 ft in diameter, within a wall about 13 ft thick.
Nearby islands: Islay, Jura
Nearby towns: Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Oban
Nearby villages: Ardlussa, Ardmenish, Ballure, Craighouse, Cretshengan, Ellary, Keillmore, Kilmory, Lagg, Port Charlotte, Taynish, Tayvallich
Have you decided to visit Tarbert or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Tarbert bed and breakfast (a Tarbert B&B or Tarbert b and b)
- a Tarbert guesthouse
- a Tarbert hotel (or motel)
- a Tarbert self-catering establishment, or
- other Tarbert accommodation