“Go into nature and look how nature is awakening and it will be a help to you to open your hearts to the love of God, the Creator”  Our Lady Queen of Peace 1993

Craig Lodge is in Argyll, a beautiful part of the west coast of Scotland. It is an area full of history and natural beauty.  It is a popular holiday destination with castles, historic towns and islands to explore.  Walkers, climbers, bird watchers, naturalists can all enjoy the wild open spaces, the hills, mountains rivers and lochs.  The area enjoys a mild climate and it is known for some spectacular gardens that are open to the public and make a lovely day out for the family.  We are also blessed with a wonderful abundance of wildflowers even just along the little road leading up to Craig Lodge.  You don’t have to go far from the grounds to be in with a chance of spotting hares, red deer and golden eagles.

Some Places of Interest Nearby

Oban – a seaside town 25 miles from Dalmally.  Oban is also the gateway to the isles with ferries for Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. 

Iona – There are several islands near enough for day trips including Iona.  It was from Iona that St Columba brought Christianity to northern Scotland and the monasteries he founded influenced the whole of Europe.  This beautiful little island is still a centre of pilgrimage today and is a fascinating place to visit.  Ferry Information – http://www.calmac.co.uk/

Glorious Gardens of Argyll – Crarae Gardens, Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens, Angus Gardens, Ardchattan Priory to name but a few and you will find a map showing others here http://www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk/map.html

Inveraray – A historic town on the edge of Loch Fyne 15 miles from Dalmally. It is home to Inveraray Castle – seat of the Dukes of Argyll and venue for the annual Highland Games in July – and famous for its excellent sea food.  The Inveraray Jail is one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions and is a living museum like the Auchindrain Township just outside the town.

We Can Organize Excursions

If you would like to organize a stay at Craig Lodge for your group that includes day trips to places of interest we would be happy to arrange an itinerary with you  and provide a minibus and driver.