Loch Fyne - UK, Scotland

Loch Fyne is a sea loch on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It extends 40 miles (65km) inland from the Sound of Bute, making it the longest of the sea lochs. It is connected to the Sound of Jura by the Crinan Canal. Loch Fyne is famous for its oyster fishery, and as a consequence the loch has given its name to the locally owned Loch Fyne Oysters, and the associated Loch Fyne Restaurants. On the western shores you will find Crarae Gardens, famous for its rhododendrons and further north the town of Inveraray, a fine example of Scottish Georgian architecture and home to Inveraray Castle and the nearby ruins of Castle MacEwan and Castle Lachlan. The village of Portavadie is on the east shore of the loch. A passenger ferry traverses the loch from the quay here. The loch shore is also home to the famous Arduaine Garden, a 20 acre site on a promontory climatically favoured by the Gulf Stream and conceived and planted by James Arthur Campbell in the early 1900s. Dolphins, seals and otters inhabit the loch, and basking sharks can be found in its waters during the summer months. A Ross's Gull was present at the loch in early 2007. The following 3 cruises call at Loch Fyne. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.