“ The Mountains of the Island of Arran from a Kintyre
Tarbert is situated right in the heart of some of the most
beautiful scenery in Scotland and Knap Guest House is in an
excellent location for visitors to make it their base to
explore this historic area. There are ferries from the heart
of the village to the
and delightful Tighnabruich. You can also travel from nearby
(we are a nearby bed and breakfast to Kennacraig)
to the famous whisky producing islands of Islay and Jura.
Caledonian MacBrayne also sail from nearby Skipness to the Island of Arran
known as “Scotland in miniature” and the ferry from
to enchanting Gigha makes for an excellent day out.
The local area offers plenty for everyone to do such as
forestry walks or perhaps you might want to do all or part
of the Kintyre Way which starts in Tarbert. The walk is over
one hundred miles long and meanders from the east to west
coasts of Kintyre on its way south. There are also several
golf courses. The local course is an enjoyable nine holer.
There are also offers many historic sites such as the
magnificent castle at nearby
or the many prehistoric standing stones in Kilmartin Glen,
just a short journey to the north.
During the year there are a number of festivals and events which are of
interest to visitors to the area. The Brewin Dolphin
Scottish Series is Scotland's largest yacht series and is
based in the village. In 2013 the dates are from May 24th to
the 27th and at this time there is a lot going on and Tarbert is very busy. Other events include the Seafood Festival
July 6th to July 7th, Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival from
July 19th to the 21st, Tarbert Fair from July 24th to the
27th, The TT16mm Film Festival from August 16th to the 18th,
the Tarbert Music Festival
which is from September 20th to the 22nd and the Tabert Book
Festival on the 23rd of November. There is also a Christmas
Fair on December the 7th. Details of all of these excellent
festivals and fairs can be found at the
Tarbert Festivals website.