Taynuilt and Area
Grahams Stores, Main Street, Taynuilt, 01866 822248
A must visit even if you think you don't need anything. Ian's stock is extensive and of excellent quality and he is usually open until about 8pm. He will also deliver locally.
Taynuilt Inn, Taynuilt, PA35 1JN
Recently refurbished and well worth a visit.
Robin's Nest Tea Room, Main Street, Taynuilt, 01866 822429
Really delicious home baking, toasties, sandwiches and home made soups, good value and worth more than one visit!
Taynuilt Fishing Club, 01866 822023, 07850 676617
My brother Dougie runs the fishing club from the beach 500m from my house. The boats are self drive 16ft plus and he also hires out rods and bait.
Taynuilt Post Office, Main Street, Taynuilt, 01866 822460
Not just a post office, has a great stock of items from newspapers, gifts and cards to fishing nets. Also has a coffee machine and a selection of snacks.
Grants the Butcher, Main Street, Taynuilt, 01866 822275
Excellent butcher who supplies a lot of restaurants as well. Has a stock of sauces and vegetables as well.
Taynuilt Hairdressing, Main Street, Taynuilt, 01866 822464
Offers a variety of services including nails and brows. Look at their facebook page TaynuiltHairdressing.
Taynuilt Golf Club, 01866 822429
Dominated by Ben Cruachan, this challenging nine-hole course of undulating parkland was founded in 1987 and is regarded as one of the best nine hole courses in the region.
RCS Cycles, Rusty Cycle Shed, Barr Bheag, Glen Lonan, Taynuilt, PA35 1HY, 01866 822 736 or 07791 974 152. Local bike hire business who will deliver.
Bonawe Iron Furnace, Bonawe, Taynuilt, PA35 1JR, 01866 822432
Interesting to visit even when it is not open you can walk round the gounds and buildings.
Taynuilt Sports Hub, 07494 233864
To find just keep going down the Main Street in Taynuilt, down the hill and turn left at the bottom. The playpark is here and the tennis courts (phone to book tennis). The sports field is used for shinty, football, cricket, junior rugby and hockey. There are often matches on in the summer so it is a great place to visit.
There are a number of visitor moorings available, please look at the Airds Bay Mooring Association website for details.
Taynuilt Highland Games
Held in July every year on the sports field, well worth a visit.
Angus Garden, Barguillean, PA35 1JR
Lovely woodland garden with an excellent collection of shrubs etc just a couple of miles (3.2 km) out of Taynuilt on the Glen Lonan Road.
Brander Lodge Hotel, Bridge of Awe, PA35 1HT, 01866 822243
Just over 3 miles (4.8 km) outside Taynuilt on the road to Glasgow. They serve bar meals for lunch and dinner up to 8.30pm and now have a take away menu as well. Please phone to book and for more details.
Awe Service Station, Bridge Of Awe Lodge, PA35 1HT, 01866 822612
Just 3 miles (4.8 km) outside Taynuilt on the road to Glasgow. Well stocked shop that supplies the local caravan site, selling a variety of goods, newspapers and fuel.
Corachie Clematis Garden Centre, Bridge of Awe, PA35 1HT, 01866 822149
Just over 3 miles (4.8km) outside Taynuilt on the road to Glasgow. This locally owned garden centre has a good stock of gifts, plants, pots and gardening supplies as well as Honeysuckle Coffee Shop which offers locally made cakes, homemade soup and filled rolls to eat in or take away.
Inverawe Country Park, Inverawe, PA35 1HU, 01866 822808 or 01866 822777
Inverawe Smokery & Fisheries has something for everyone, be it fishing, finding out how salmon is smoked, exploring the many trails and tracks, feeding the fish, trying our new play area, browsing through the shop, or enjoying our delicious food in the Smokery Café.
Argyll Field Archers, Inverawe
Cruachan Visitor Centre, Dalmally, PA33 1AN, 0141 6149105
Just 7 miles (11 km) on the way to Glasgow on the A85 this excellent visitor centre is well worth a trip. Not only do you get into the centre of the mountain they have a really good cafe, gift shop and information centre.