Nestled along the shore near the head of  the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich is a small village with fabulous views of hills and the sea. A popular retirement place, it also offers several hotels. Reached by a road cut out of the rockface, the twists and turns offer amazing vistas down both legs of the Kyles. Along with the adjoining Kames village, Tighnabruaich offers a variety of activities for both the active and less active tourist.

The beach along the shore is rocky, but there are some nice isolated beaches within a few miles drive - they do require a good walk to get to the shore.

A popular sailing school offers dinghy sailing courses from basic to advanced, as well as a Powerboating course. 

For the cruising visitor there are free moorings in front of Tighnabruaich village, the Royal Hotel and the Kames Hotel. 

A 9-hole golf course offers spectacular views, as well as sheep for target practice!

Fly fishing in the lochs is available, in addition to sea fishing.

Hill walking and forest walks offer choices for all levels of walker.

The village offers several small shops, a bank and a post office, as welll as two cafes. You won't find any "chain" shops here!

Some steamers call in at Tighnabruaich Pier. 

A short drive over the hill to Portavadie allows you to take a ferry over to Tarbert, either for a day trip or as part of a circular route. 

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