The Airds Hotel is the perfect location from which to explore Argyll, Lochaber and Islands such as Mull and Iona.  We have listed a wide range of ideas to make the most of your time with us.

Guided hillwalking and climbing

From guided walks through to full blown mountain climbing, Steven Fallon and his experienced mountain guides cover everything with Scotland as its base. They can even offer instruction in navigation and winter hillwalking. Their website also gives specific information on particular routes.

Bespoke driving tours

If you are limited on time, the best way of making the most of your trip is to arrange an escorted tour. Our driver will adapt a day tour in his luxury 4×4 to ensure you see as much as possible and will happily include any specific locations you wish to visit. He is very knowledgeable about the area and his friendly and personable manner ensure a very enjoyable time. We guarantee you will come away feeling far more knowledgeable about this part of Scotland.

Loch Etive cruise

Loch Etive is a beautiful loch and with no road access along most of its length, it is truly unspoiled by human contact. The cruise operates daily (except Saturday) from Taynuilt (35 minutes drive from the hotel) and provides commentary on the scenery and wildlife. Snacks are available on board as are toilet facilities. Cruises last either 90 minutes or three hours.

Arrive by Luxury Sea Plane

Fly in a luxury iconic seaplane back to the halcyon days of travel with a First Class window seat over the most magnificent landscape in the World.

Loch Lomond Seaplanes, the UK’s only commercial seaplane tour service, voted by the Scots as the country’s top “must do” activity, is a breathtaking travel experience.

They operate Scenic Tours as well as regular tour flights as far as Oban and Tobermory on Scotland’s stunning West Coast.Depart from the River Clyde in the bustling heart of Glasgow’s city centre and leave the exciting, historical, cityscape behind – after just 22 minutes of dramatic scenery alight on the sparkling waters of Oban Bay, where we can then arrange transport to collect you and take you to the hotel.

Explore Lismore 

Explore Lismore is a small tour operator on the Scottish Isle of Lismore run by husband-and-wife team Robert & Iris. They offer bespoke, private-hire tours, picnics, and experiences by Land Rover, highlighting the island’s spectacular scenery & wildlife, rich heritage, delicious local foods and close-knit community.   Tours are available for solo travellers up to large groups of all ages.


If you would like any additional information please call on on 01631 730236 or email us at where a member of the team would be more than happy to assist you.

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