"A Colourful little Town" West Tarbert Things to Do Tip by scottishvisitor

West Tarbert Things to Do: 6 reviews and 24 photos

There are a number of Tarberts in Scotland, most are characterised by a narrow strip of land usually where two lochs nearly meet. The Gaelic name is 'Tairbeart' translated as 'draw boat' relating to a story of Magnus Barelegs the Viking King who sailed around the Kintyre Peninsular. He then got his army to drag the longboat across the one mile land strip with him sitting in it, so claiming it as his own. Tarbert is a small town, pretty much unchanged since Victorian times. The town has some nice Hotels/Restaurants where the welcome is always friendly. Tarbert has a good, if small, selection of shops for everyday essentials and makes a good base for travelling around this unspoilt area.

Address: Tarbert
Directions: At the top of the Kintyre Peninsular in Argyll
Website: http://www.tarbertlochfyne.com

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2009
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