Loch Linnhe at sunset

Airds Hotel and Restaurant on Loch Linnhe, Port Appin, Argyll, Scottish Highlands


Loch Linnhe is 9.3 miles long and just over a mile wide and is often regarded as one of the most scenic lochs on the west coast of Scotland.

The Loch has a special attraction to photographers due to its fantastic scenery and stunning sunsets and it is these sunsets that can so often be seen from the restaurant at The Airds, whilst enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner. The whole area around the loch offers lots of exciting outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, sailing and walking.

Also available just a short walk from the hotel down to the pier in Port Appin, is a lovely 1-2 hour boat trip which takes in the main sites in the immediate area to the hotel together with a brief history of the area.

Loch Linnhe Wildlife

Wildlife in the Loch is in abundance with many seals taking advantage of its small islands and it is possible to take boat trips to see the seals, particular in the summer months. Also popular are porpoises, Dolphins and many sea birds and Golden Eagles have also been sited int he area. A nice way to see the loch is to  drive around and pull over at the many parking areas perhaps enjoying a picnic.

For advice on activities and things to see and do, please ask at reception where a member of staff will be only too happy to help.

Loch Linnhe lighthouse

Loch Linnhe reflection