Loch Awe was popular for railway tourism in the Victorian era when steamers sailed on the loch and many of the hotels were established around its shores were built.
Today, there are four train stations on this line along the north of Loch Awe available for you to access a range of attractions, forest tracks, picnic spots, waterfalls, outdoor activities and local communities with accommodation, eateries, artists and attractions.
You really will be in awe of Loch Awe!
Kilchurn Castle is a classic reason to stop and savour the views but there is so much more to explore around the shores of Loch Awe.
The amazing highlights include;
- Outstanding built heritage features including Kilchurn Castle, Innes Chonnel Castle, St Conans Kirk and prehistoric remains.
- Fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife and natural habitats including the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve.
- Argyll’s tallest munro - Ben Cruachan - towering over the loch’s north shore.
- Take a journey into the subterranean world of Cruachan Power Station and discover the cavernous machine hall and power-generating turbines hidden deep within the 'Hollow Mountain.'
- A range of cycle routes including the Caledonia Way, the Wild About Argyll Bike Packing Trail and the Oban Sportive circuit
- A choice of unique self catering experiences, hotels and inns with character and launch points for kayaking and boating.
- Extensive forests and woodlands to trek and explore by foot.
- Stunning waterfalls, viewpoints and picnic spots or some wellbeing time forest-bathing.
- A fisherman’s paradise for freshwater fish.
All this, readily accessible by car, train, bus, bike and boots.