About Taynuilt

We feel sure that you will find lots to interest you during your stay.

For local history, why not visit Bonawe furnace. Built-in 1753, it processed iron ore from the English lake district for 120 years. It is said that cannonballs were made here for the British navy and were fired in the battle of Trafalgar. Indeed, it was in Taynuilt that the first monument was raised by the furnace workers to the memory of Lord Nelson, who fell in the battle. The monument can be seen today on a hill just off the main street.

Inverawe Country Park, Fishery and Smokery is only a 15-minute drive away. Here you can fish in their well-stocked lochans , explore the nature trails or just enjoy the produce on sale in the shop and tearoom.

On a wet day take a trip along to Lochawe to visit Cruachan Power Station and St. Conans Kirk. Cruachan Power Station or "Tha Hollow Mountain" as it is known as the worlds first high head reversible pumped storage hydro scheme. Here you will be driven 1Km into the mountain to witness the large turbine hall.

Alternatively, on a dry day and if you are feeling fit, why not walk up the service road to the dam where magnificent views can be had over Loch Awe and the Pass of Brander.

St. Conans Kirk is of unique architecture and design and is visited by people from all over the world and is well worth a visit. If Golf is your thing,Taynuilt has a fine 9 hole course and for a change there is also a course in Oban and Dalmally.

For local fare, drop into the "Robins Nest" tearoom on the main street for some fine home baking. The Taynuilt Inn provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this 16th-century village pub that is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Their chefs cook up the best of what the West Coast of Scotland has to offer, including dedicated vegetarian and vegan dishes, and is the perfect place to stop and unwind.

For a change take a trip along to Connel, cross over the bridge and enjoy a meal in the Lochnell Hotel's conservatory dining room overlooking the bridge and Falls of Lora.

In the summer months, a traditional highland ceilidh is held every week in the village hall.

The village store stocks most items and is open from early till late every day. If Iain hasn't got it, he can get it.