Arrochar is a beautiful village located near the head of Loch Long in Argyll & Bute.
It is overlooked by a group of mountains called the Arrochar Alps, and in particular by the distinctive rocky summit of The Cobbler(Ben Arthur). It enjoys good communications as it is at the junction of the A83 and A814 roads and is served by Arrochar & Tarbet railway station. Glasgow is a mere 45 minutes drive and Edinburgh about an hour and a half. The exquisite Glencoe is around an hour away. The local train station can offer several day trips.
For over five centuries this area, the feudal barony of Arrochar, was held by the chiefs of Clan MacFarlane and before them by their ancestors, the barons of Arrochar. The family is Celtic in the male line and native to their Highland homeland of tall peaks and deep lochs just above the waist of Scotland. The settlement was a key target for Viking raiders who took their boats two miles overland to Tarbet to attack the unprotected inland settlements at Loch Lomond before their defeat in 1263 at the Battle of Largs.
There are many fine golf courses, walks and climbs. Fishing is a popular pastime and boats can be hired at Arrochar. Loch Long is one of the most popular Scuba Diving locations in Scotland.
County (pre 1975): Dunbartonshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Strathclyde/Dumbarton; Unitary Authority: Argyll & Bute
Attractions in Arrochar includes : Mansfield Studios, The Village Inn Hotel, Loch Long, Arrochar Alps
Accommodation in Arrochar
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