Royal an Lochan Hotel

Hotel in Tighnabruaich

This hotel is a local institution with a range of rooms that, typically for these venerable old buildings, vary markedly in size. Sea views – most rooms have them – cost extra but are worth it. The restaurant serves fine seafoody fare food (12.30pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm).

The cosy bar is a temple to the successes of the local shinty team (shinty is a traditional sport with similarities to hockey and hurling), one of Scotland's finest.