Out & About
The Cuilfail Hotel will appeal to visitors who wish to relax in peaceful highland countryside and be near a wide range of activities and places of interest. The Cuilfail is just 14 miles from Oban - "The Gateway to the Isles", with craft and souvenir shops, Oban distillery visitor centre, Miniatures Museum and Sea World.
Close to the hotel there are many places of historic interest, including castles of Kilchurn and Inverary. Also nearby are the National Trust for Scotland's gardens at Arduaine, An Cala Gardens at Easdale and Crarae Glen Gardens at Inveraray. By car the following are all within easy reach:
- Arduaine gardens
- Loch Awe side
- Inveraray with its many attractions including the famous 19th century Inveraray Jail
- Carinasse Castle, Kilchurn castle, and Castle Sween
There are attractive rambles and strolls from the hotel over the surrounding countryside or alongside Loch Melfort offering spectacular views out to the islands. For the more adventurous there are ample hill walking possibilities including several Munros. Walk from the hotel to waterfalls, the shore, some interesting rock formations, over the hill and onto the pass of Melfort, up to some of the many hill lochs that abound in this area.
Cycle from the hotel to the Isle of Seil with its bridge over the Atlantic via degnish and some amazing views. Cycle to loch Avich and the cycle trails waterfall and loch Awe.
The hotel can also arrange fishing permits on the local lochs, horse riding and pony trekking, water sports, canoeing, dingy sailing and windsurfing. There are also boat trips out to the nearby islands of Shuna, Scarba, the Garvellach Islands and Jura. These cruises provide the opportunity to observe local wildlife including seals, porpoises, whales, otters and a wide variety of birds.
Come along and catch the West Highland atmosphere.