The Tower of Glenstrae is located in Lochawe village as the name suggests is nestled on the shores of Loch Awe – one of the longest lochs in Europe. It is situated conveniently for the Highlands and Islands. Oban is only 30 minutes drive away and is a ferry port gateway to the Inner Hebrides which includes the stunning islands of Mull and Iona.
90 minutes drive to the North and you will be at the atmospheric Glencoe and ultimately find yourself in the shadow of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest peak. A further 30 minutes drive takes you to the Glenfinnan Viaduct now globally famous given its appropriation by the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter film series! There is definitely plenty to see and do particularly if you like walking, cycling, climbing and canoeing. And of course there are the castles in Argyll – a list of which I shall provide on this site in due course.
The nearest Munro – a term for Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet – is Ben Cruachan and offers a good days hiking rewarded by spectacular views for miles around including the Isle of Mull, Loch Etive and the mountain ranges of the Highlands. The Tower of Glenstrae is a mere 15/20 minutes walk away from the access path to Cruachan dam.