The Anchor Hotel is nestled most conveniently in the heart of the
village, overlooking East Loch Tarbert which provides a natural
harbour for the small but busy fishing fleet and a sheltered safe
haven for the many visiting and local yachts. Tarbert is a friendly
and relaxing location from which to enjoy the many events and
activities available locally and to explore the wonderful scenery
and marvellous wildlife including dolphins, birds of prey, deer and
Scotland’s largest keelboat event, is proudly held in Tarbert at the
end of May each year. Sponsored in recent years by
and mainly organised by
Clyde Cruising Club,
the harbour fills with all manner of yachts and the streets,
restaurants and pubs fill with sailors and visitors. As well as 5
days of racing, there are many shoreside events organised to ensure
a great weekend for participants and visitors alike.
Tarbert Music Festival
is held every September at various venues throughout the village
and offers a great variety of modern and traditional music from a
selection of artists and bands. Entry to most venues is free and
most of the bands alternate location so you can hear a variety at
each spot or follow your favourite to the next one.
For the golfer, Tarbert offers a very enjoyable but
challenging 9 hole course while
a short drive to the South, has a Championship course. We
are happy to arrange rounds for you. Sightseeing pony treks
are available from Highland Horse Riding based in Tarbert.
Fishing trips and Clay pigeon shoots are also available
close by. For the truly energetic walker, Tarbert lies at
the start of the newly completed
87 miles traversing the peninsula through some of the most
spectacular scenery in the country.
There are many sites of historic interest in the area
Tarbert’s own castle
of Robert the Bruce and the beautiful and surprisingly well
a few miles to the South.
Glen, a little to the North, boasts stunning standing stones
and ancient cup and ring marks, dating from prehistoric
With a dozen or so distilleries within Kintyre and its
neighbouring islands, the malt whisky connoisseur can sample
a variety of the many different flavours and textures which
are so famed the world over. The local islands of
as well as the
are easily accessed by nearby ferries and each makes for an
entertaining day out.
Local Activities at the Anchor
Hotel Tarbert Loch Fyne