Extend your visit by having a nice meal or a coffee and scone or explore the area over a few days by staying over night at a local B&B.
Places to Eat
There are a few eating options for visitors to cover a range of budgets.
Lachlan Bay is a perfect spot for a picnic, with two benches on the walking route and the bay just beyond the castle being a favourite spot for sitting on rocks. Please take home your litter.
About 10 mins further up the road, at Strachur Post Office is Out of the Blue Bistro. This has a great affordable menu for families in comfortable surroundings.
Tea with a View
Inver Restaurant, right on Lachlan Bay will provide you with tea and scones, a beer in the sun or a special meal. It specialises in fresh, local, sustainably produced food, expertly cooked and served in a relaxed, friendly and cosy setting with spectacular views of Old and New Castle Lachlan.
Inver Restaurant was once a cottage, built by the 7th chief of Clan Maclachlan as a croft and ferryman's cottage. It was converted into a restaurant by the 24th chief, Madam Marjorie Maclachlan of Maclachlan, and opened in 1968. Its designer was one of Scotland's top architects and conservationists, Geoffrey Jarvis.
For menus, prices and more about Inver Restaurant go to www.inverrestaurant.co.uk
There is a range of accommodation in the area from B&Bs, caravans and self catering cottages. Or you can even stay at Castle Lachlan itself.
You can find availability and book Castle Lachlan through their website www.castlelachlan.com
Also on the estate is lovely self catering accommodation at Drimdarroch Cottage. Availability and booking is through their website www.castlelachlancottages.com
Strathlachlan Caravan Park is on the estate and walking distance away from Lachlan Bay. There are caravans to hire for short stays. For booking please see their website www.strathlachlan.co.uk
For more information on accommodation and places to eat in Cowal and Bute go to www.visitscotland.com or www.cowal-dunoon.com