Our first real destination in Scotland was Tarbert, the gateway to the Kintyre Peninsula.

Near Campbeltown

Just before arriving in Tarbert, we took a lovely walk along Crinan Canal, starting at Cairnbaan. After exploring the town of Tarbert and it’s cozy harbor, we had a delicious seafood dinner at the Starfish restaurant.

The Kintyre Way

Just before arriving in Tarbert, we took a lovely walk along Crinan Canal, starting at Cairnbaan. After exploring the town of Tarbert and it’s cozy harbor, we had a delicious seafood dinner at the Starfish restaurant.

Tarbert

On Day Two, we drove to Campbeltown, via Skipness Castle. This was a real test of my left-hand-side driving skills on single track roads. Miraculously, we made it back to Tarbert alive.

Baby birds hatched in the entrance to The Moorings

That afternoon, I hiked part of Kintyre Way, starting at Tarbert Castle. You can make a nice 2-hour or so well-marked loop starting at the castle. I wished I had time to do the whole Kintyre Way—it’s gorgeous!

We had to eat dinner at Starfish again, it was that good.

Seafood pasta at Starfish

We stayed at The Moorings in Tarbert, which I highly recommend. It’s a friendly and eclectically decorated B&B and as an added bonus for animal lovers, the owner has three big teddy-bear like dogs who make for the perfect welcome committee.

Skipness Castle

You can see all my Scotland photos here. See my other Scotland posts here. Next week, Glen Coe!

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